50th Anniversary

With a grateful heart, we charge ahead

It’s our 50th anniversary and we are celebrating all year!

As part of our celebration, we will be sharing stories and footage from the past 50 years on social media, in our News from the Barn email. Follow along on this journey through our past and a glimpse of our future!
(Video team: Sue Norton, Brett Young, and Joel Bergeron)



June 8th

There are milestones in every organization that inspire celebration. We invite our community to celebrate our 50th anniversary in our transformed indoor arena for a celebratory evening of mingling, a sit-down catered dinner, dancing, and auction offerings on June 8th.

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From the Archives

Our History. Our Stories.

High Hopes is grateful for Power Posse Productions' dedication to our mission. As an Emerald Sponsor for the 50th Anniversary Gala, their contribution and support is invaluable!⁠
"For over 30 years, Power Posse Productions has been a recognized leader in Audio Visual production throughout New York, Connecticut, and surrounding areas." ⁠
Learn more at the link in our bio.
Hear from Missy Lamont, High Hopes' new Executive Director!⁠
Join Missy for a special "Coffees with Missy" event at High Hopes! This is a wonderful opportunity to engage, learn about our vision, talent nurturing, and community inspiration. Share your thoughts and help shape the future of High Hopes.⁠
We'll be gathering at High Hopes for coffee at 8:30 AM on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month:⁠
August 8⁠
August 22⁠
September 12⁠
September 26⁠
Register now at the link on our bio or call Nicole Makos at 860-434-1974 x 212. Spots are limited!
High Hopes is grateful for the volunteer spirit that infuses the organization.  In late June, the High Hopes Trustees gathered for their final Board meeting of the year. We proudly celebrated Jackie Kangley and John Catlett for their years of dedicated service to High Hopes and unwavering commitment to our mission. They were each honored in special ways, and Lulu, our miniature pony, joined in the tribute. We also welcomed two new trustees who will share their expertise and guidance with the organization. ⁠
"Grateful for the Board's leadership this year, I eagerly anticipate working with our new Trustees, Barbara Willkens and Beth Garrity, as we continue to advance our mission at High Hopes." Missy Lamont, Executive Director
🎆 Wishing everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July! 🎆 ⁠
In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed on July 4th and 5th. Enjoy the celebrations, and we'll see you soon!

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