JLSN announces Spring Spirits: A Night in Paris! to benefit community projects

March 31, 2015 (Stamford) — Oh là là! The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk (JLSN) is proud to announce its Spring Spirits! gala and silent auction to benefit its community projects is taking place on Saturday, May 2nd at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center (SM&NC).

Get swept away to the City of Lights, beginning with a VIP cocktail hour, Champagne on the Seine, at 6 pm on the SM&NC’s Otter Bridge. The main event, A Night in Paris, will take place from 7 – 10 pm in SM&NC’s beautiful Bendel Mansion, the former home of luxury department store owner Henri Bendel.

“The Spring Spirits committee has really brought the theme to life by focusing on the details,” remarked League President Kerry Safir. “This is an amazing evening every year and the support received through this event will enable us to continue the hands-on projects we conduct in the communities we serve, especially as they pertain to literacy.”

Food will include French-inspired fare, including French cheese fondue, savory crepes, and apple tarte Tatin. Beverage sponsor Spiked Seltzer will be providing a specialty cocktail for the occasion, with additional libations courtesy of Heineken and Nestle Waters.

Guests will dance the night away to the sounds of Connecticut’s Shaded Soul Band and bid on a variety of exciting silent auction items. Current items up for grabs include tickets for the Greenwich Food & Wine Festival, a wine cooler stocked with French wines, and Rangers and Knicks tickets.

Tickets are $85/per person for the main event and $105/per person for the VIP cocktail hour + main event and are available at http://www.jlsn.org. Spring Spirits! is made possible by media sponsor Serendipity magazine and beverage sponsors Spiked Seltzer, Heineken, and Nestle Waters.

Spring Spirits is a significant source of funding for the JLSN’s community service efforts, including their new project in the area of literacy and school readiness. Since 2013, the League has been hosting Family Literacy Nights for children in Stamford’s South End and their parents. Junior League volunteers practice reading skills with the children while their parents meet with teachers and learn how to navigate the education system advocate for their child’s education. All participants are sent home with books for their home libraries.

As the League looks to grow its signature project, funding becomes even more important. Says Safir, “We’ve been developing exciting expansion plans that will put books into the hands and homes of hundreds of children, underscoring the importance of a fundraiser event such as Spring Spirits.” Current expansion plans will bring the signature project beyond Stamford and into the other towns the League serves.

Join us May 2nd, it’s going to be a great Night in Paris!

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