Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
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Van Wilgen's Garden Center
51 Valley Road
North Branford, CT 06471

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Branford Rotary Foundation 
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The Branford Rotary Foundation invites you to a rare and extraordinary event: the Party at the Pond to benefit the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, and the Rotary Scholarship program. Held at the beautiful 9-acre pond tucked behind Van Wilgen's Garden Center, we'll have music, local foods, wine and beer, and more! Tickets are $100. SEATING IS LIMITED!

The pond at Van Wilgen's Garden Center is a hidden gem and a site most people never see. Under a giant tent, surrounded by a field of mums, it will be an evening you'll never forget. Click "Register Now" to reserve your spot today!

What's included with admission:

  • Pig roast
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Clam chowder
  • Live music with The Muddy Rudders
  • Fine wines
  • Beer from Thimble Islands Brewery
  • Locally sourced vegetables
  • Rose's pies
  • Ashley's ice cream
  • A Scottish guy

Plus we'll have a live and very unusual auction, games and much, much more!

The event will honor Foundation Treasurer Bill Van Wilgen and his family, who established the Male Breast Cancer Van Wilgen Fund at Yale New Haven. Proceeds will benefit Smilow, one of the nation's premier cancer research and treatment hospitals, and the Rotary Foundation Scholarship Program, which annually awards more than $7,500 to high school students from Branford who wish to pursue higher education.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is first-come first-served unless you are reserving a full table of 8 guests.  These guests can buy their tickets individually, but please email Foundation@BranfordRotary.org to tell us the names of the 8 people at your table.

Remember space is limited, so click "Register Now" to support a great cause and secure the opportunity of a lifetime!

A world leader in cancer care, research and education, Smilow Cancer Hospital delivers the transformative scientific discoveries and care innovations of Yale Cancer Center and Yale New Haven Health to bring us close to a world free of cancer – one patient at a time.

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