‘Bash’-ing success


Gary and Kathy Leeds, left, and Hal and Judy Higby were among the friends and supporters of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County who attended the April 26 Boathouse Bash fund-raiser. The nautical-themed benefit was held at The Boathouse at the Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport and raised more than $71,000 for the agency’s patients in need. Highlights of the evening included a lavish silent auction, a giving tree, and swinging entertainment by jazz musician Chris Coogan. Wilton members of the volunteer benefit committee were Carol Bauer, Carol Boehly, Donna Conway, Judy Higby and Ellen Lewis.