Update regarding the 2020 Wolcott Country Fair:
Due to the current and ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, and uncertainties with Governor Ned Lamont’s reopening timeline, our Board of Directors has voted to cancel the 2020 Wolcott Country Fair.
The Wolcott Lions Club does not take this decision lightly, and considers the safety and well-being of our guests, vendors, volunteers and Lions Club members to be the top priority. Opening the Fair requires an incredible amount of time and money each year. The current conditions also present many logistical challenges, and all things considered, we believe this is the best decision for this year.
We appreciate everyone’s support of our Fair over the years and look forward to the return of the Wolcott Country Fair in 2021. We will still be having our raffle and will draw the winner on Nov 1 at our Pancake breakfast.
As the Lions Club is uncertain as to which events we will be able to hold this year, the success of the 2020 raffle has become essential. As such we have applied to and received permission from our local authorities to extend the 2020 raffle out to a November 1, 2020 drawing on the fairgrounds at noon. The raffle is a cash raffle with the 1st place prize being $10,000.00, 2nd place – $5,000.00 and 3rd place – $2,000.00. The raffle is limited to 3,200 tickets to be sold.
Unfortunately, as the raffle may be our only fundraising event this year, we are reaching out to our community for your help in ensuring the success of the raffle in order that we may continue to serve the community as close to normal as that term exists today. This community has over 6000 combined residences and businesses. We would request that each residence and business, please consider purchasing one raffle ticket to help support our mission. We also understand that many of you can not make that commitment but for those who can we would like to express our appreciation in advance.
We will be setting up for online purchases and will provide more information in the near future. Meanwhile you may call the following Lions to arrange your purchase of a raffle ticket: Joe Hutnik-203-592-0823, Rick Helaire-203-232-3773, Tom Centinaro-203-525-9347, Gene Fercodini-203-910-0673, Roger Harbanuk-203-879-4644, Pete Sheehan- 203-879-6569, Joe Minervini 203-410-0149 or contact any Lions Club member whom you may know.
We will get through these trying times together and can’t wait to see you at our fairgrounds. As always, thank you for your continued support.
Wolcott Fair Chairmen:
Tom Centinaro, Roger Harbanuk, Andrew Harbanuk, Gene Fercodini