Stay at Home is four years old

The banquet room in the white barn at Ambler Farm was filled Friday evening as Stay at Home in Wilton celebrated its fourth anniversary among many friends. There was a table laden with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, an anniversary cake, and live music.

The nonprofit organization is part of the nationwide Village to Village Network, providing services, support and a community within a community to seniors for less than a $1 a day. Membership includes home repairs, computer help, seminars, social events, and transportation.

Among those present were Stay at Home founding member, former president and current chairman Phil Richards and Barbara Quincy, current president.

Ms. Quincy recognized the valuable contributions of the many volunteers — 18 drivers, handymen and “techies” — by saying, “Wilton is really lucky to have this dedicated group.” She offered “special kudos” to volunteer chairperson Joan Starr, who was unable to attend the celebration.

She also recognized coordinators Janet Johnson and Debbie McClelland.

Fund-raising chairman Dick King thanked major donors Joe Dionne, John and Doon Foster, and the Bauer Foundation as well as in-kind donors Wilton Bank, now Bankwell, Staples, Wilton Congregational Church, WEPCO, Wilton Library, Wilton Parks & Recreation, Wilton Senior Center, and the Wilton Family Y.

The festivities concluded with the cutting of the cake.

Anyone interested in becoming a member or a volunteer driver may call Ms. McClelland at 203-778-1081 or visit the website stayathomeinwilton.org.