Big Barn Tailgate

'Thank you for joining us!'

An evening of dinner, dancing, and philanthropy

Thank you for joining us!

Let's tailgate!

The beautiful evening, enjoyed by over 500 attendees, was a great success and we owe a big thank you to our partners, auction donors, purchasers, guests, and amazing volunteers for their commitment and support of High Hopes.

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Digital Program


Over the past year, High Hopes operated at a limited capacity, which led us to reimagine the way we offer our services. We worked to ensure that High Hopes continued to serve everyone who could benefit from our program, regardless of their financial circumstances. This can only be accomplished by having a robust and sustainable scholarship program. Despite having fewer participants, financial aid requests rose by over 60%.

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

Thank you to our Tailgate Partners

Dominion Energy
Benchmark Wealth Management, LLC

Julia Balfour, LLC
Power Posse Productions
Hall Radio
Yale New Haven Health — Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Bernadette & Lee Olivier
All American Waste
Hamilton Point Investments
Grand Wine & Spirits
Franklin Organic Mushrooms
Maple Lane Farms
Grand Prix Equine
Principle Wealth Partners
Novak Brothers Landscaping
Northern Trust
Valenti Auto Group
Chelsea Groton Bank
AJ Shea Construction, LLC
River Valley Periodontics
All Pro Automotive &
Pasta Vita
Printing Plus
Ted Schaaf - Citizens Investment Services
Shoreline Eye Group
Dave Adams — Morgan Stanley
ESSENCE Center for Beauty and Wellness
Herb Chambers Companies
Reynolds' Subaru & Reynolds' Boats
Essex Savings Bank
S.S. Hallahan Housewright
Lyme / Old Lyme Neighbors Magazine
Carefree Boat Club
Dime Bank
Exencial Wealth Advisors
Safe Harbor – Pilot's Point
Chekal Writing
Eye Doctors, Optometrists P.C.
Rives & Nancy Potts
Gallagher Autos
Long River Farm
Caulfield & Ridgway
Charter Oak Credit Union
Clark Group
Lane Construction
Madison Chrysler Inc.
Middlesex Hospital
The E List
Grenier Lender
CW Kerr, LLC
Gull Associates
Win Moves Coaching
Environmental Systems Corporation
Taylor Rental — Party Plus
Trowbridge Masonry
Saybrook Home
Finkeldey's BMJ
Bouvier Insurance
Monte Financial Group
Coffee's Country Market

With Thanks

Event Chairs

Robin Schonberger & Barbara Willkens

Master of Ceremonies

Joe Rhodes

Committee Chairs

Jamie Childs
Cheryl Heffernan
Emily Jewett
Jacqueline Kangley
Celina Merrill
Mac Mummert
Jeff Ridgway
     Gary Rogers
Erin Schaaf
Tia Smith

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