Big Barn Bash 2023

'You are our Bonds of Strength'

Thank You

You are our Bonds of Strength

Our hearts are full of gratitude to our community who once again made the Big Barn Bash an incredible success. This evening would not have been possible without the vision and amazing execution of our Event Committees. Thank you to them, our Event Sponsors, auction donors, event contributors, volunteer groups and to our guests who purchased tickets, got in on the auction fun and contributed to the fundraising drive. You believe in the High Hopes mission and we thank you!


Thank you to Heike Coffee (gallery above) and David Lamer for taking fabulous photos of the entire evening!

To view and download all of the photos from Heike Coffee Photography, click here to view her Facebook page. 

To view and download of the photos from David Lamer Photography, click here to view the gallery.


High Hopes would like to thank Dreamscapes Marketing & Design for their generous donation of their time and talent in creating the Scholarship video.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to support at the Bash, please consider now!

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Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

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Dominion Energy - Presenting Sponsor
Mohegan Tribe - Emerald Sponsor
Mohegan Sun
Benchmark Wealth Management, LLC
All American Waste
Dreamscapes Marketing & Design
Julia Balfour
Morgan Stanley - Dave Adams
Power Posse Productions

Lee and Bernadette Olivier

Robinson & Cole, LLP
Reynolds' Subaru - Sapphire Sponsor
The RiverLane
Novak Brother's Landscaping
Guilford Savings Bank
Eversource Energy
Sperry View Farm
Waterview Landscaping
Chelsea Groton Bank
AJ Shea Construction, LLC
Grand Prix Equine, LLC
River Valley Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Geneve Corporation

Valenti Auto Group
The Rolling Tomato
Liberty Bank
United Ag & Turf - Ruby Sponsor
Essex Savings Bank
Saybrook Home
Principle Wealth Partners
Dime Bank
Connecticut Orthopaedics
All Pro Automotive
Carefree Boat Club - Southern CT
CorePlus Credit Union
Enviromental Systems Corporation
Herb Chambers Companies
K. Blake and Company
Taylor Rental | Party Plus
Ted Schaaf | Citizens Securities
Middlesex Health - Pearl Sponsor
Finkeldey's BMJ
The e list
Coffee's Country Market
Downie's Septic & Excavation
Daniels Energy
Charter Oak Credit Union
Gull Associates, Inc.
Nordson Corp

Robert Baratt, DVM, DAVDC, Board Certified Veterinary Dentist

Exencial Wealth Advisors
Wolf Tree Landscape Architecture
FOS Scale Models

With Thanks

Event Chairs

Jane Bolles, Rachel Edwards Fearnley & Nancy Lucas

Master of Ceremonies

Joe Rhodes

Event Chairs

Dave Adams
Kate Bartlett
Chris Berger
Debra Boardman
Kim Grant
Ken Fearnley
Diane Kacin
Jim Lewis
Kasie Munson
Robbin Myers
Jeff Ridgway
Rachel Rinolski
Gary Rogers
Erin Schaaf
Mauriane Smith
Tia Smith
Maris Wacs
Barbara Willkens
Jamie Childs



For questions about the Big Barn Bash, please contact Trudy Burgess at or (860)434-1974 ext. 123.

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