Letter: Farm to Table event a success for YMCA

To the Editors:
There simply aren’t enough words to express our gratitude to all who helped make the Wilton Family YMCA’s Farm to Table event a success on Sunday, May 31. Over 160 people gathered at Millstone Farm to raise funds to benefit the Y’s financial assistance program which enables young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of our community. We are so grateful to the community for championing this event in support of our Y’s mission.
The Y was proud to honor Becky and Steve Hudspeth and Carol and Mike Kaelin as the 2015 Distinguished Citizen Awardees at the event. Congratulations Becky, Steve, Carol and Mike! The Wilton Family YMCA is proud to call Wilton home because of people such as the Hudspeths and Kaelins — they make Wilton a better place.
A special thanks is made to the event sponsor Fairfield County Bank. We also would like to thank the Village Market, Gregory and Adams and Weeks Automobile Corporation for their continuous support of our cause.
We also thank local award-winning chef Tim LaBant of The Schoolhouse of Cannondale who provided a most delicious dinner and their event coordinator Rebecca Thorpe who paid close attention to every last detail which made the event as smooth as it can be. Jen Larsen and Deep River provided dynamic bluegrass music that added to the feel of the afternoon. Thank you to Millstone Farm for hosting the event which provided a beautiful and unique setting.
A big thanks to all the volunteers who contributed to making the event a success.  The Farm to Table committee of volunteers Mary Andrews, Vani Bettegowda, Laura Downing, Christene Freedman, Carol Johnson, Christine Kauh, Jill Kidd, Debbie LaFond, Melissa Norris, Terri Sheridan went above and beyond the call of duty as volunteers. They all selflessly gave their time, support, leadership and humor to help forward the mission of the Wilton Family YMCA. Also, thank you to volunteer auctioneer and Y board member Sean Carroll for leading the most successful auction and paddle raise we have ever conducted.
On behalf of the Y staff and Y board of directors we thank the entire Wilton community for their continued support of this newly designed event. We wish everyone a healthy and safe summer and we can’t wait to see you at the farm next spring!
Bob McDowell, CEO
Riverbrook Regional YMCA
Wilton, June 15