by Christopher Annino
The Arc of New London County held a their 2nd Annual Pirate Bash at the Mystic Art Center on Saturday, April 25th. All proceeds raised from the successful event will support Camp Harkness, Recreation and Respite programs for people with disabilities. The fundraiser had a pirate theme and pirates throughout the area arrived to bid on such treasure as golf gift certificates, Defenders skybox tickets, “Misty Morning Rhapsody” print donated by Green Leaf Studios, “Sunset” handmade quilt by Ruth A. Davis, two Oriental rugs donated by Dan Fuller, Geena Davis’ autographed baseball, and many more items. Individuals dressed as buccaneers danced and drank the night away for a good cause.
Throughout the night there were musical performances by The Ancient Mariners Fife and Drum Corps, Denise and Tony Walstra, and a live auction with auctioneer Mike Buscetto. The event was sponsored by Mohegan Sun, Chelsea Groton Bank, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, L&M Hospital, The Resident, The Arc of Greater New Haven, CT Coastal Dentistry, J.Solomon Office Supply, Linda Kidder Associates, Mattern Construction, Rugh Protection Agency, Sacred Hart Parish Groton, Sportees LLC, Tom & Candy Sullivan, Blum Shapiro, Dime Bank, Oriental Rugs and The Savings Institute.