Marlborough, Connecticut 06447



"Operation Home for the Holidays" NOV. 14 FUNDRAISER

November 5, 2009 - Hartford, Conn. An open house event on Sat. November 14, from 1-15pm at Lisa Davenport's Home Gallery in Marlborough, CT, will raise funds for Governor M. Jodi Rell’s urgent “Operation Home for the Holidays” initiative. Local businesses Fathom, Lisa Davenport’s Home Gallery and Agave, along with social media enthusiasts from CT TweetCrawl and the Marlborough Business Association are hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

The event will raise funds through raffle prizes, T-shirt sales and cash donations. Complimentary lunch will be provided by Agave from 1-3pm. There will be entertainment for the kids, such as face painting, a craft table to make gifts for the troops and opportunities to meet local celebrities that will include Linda McMahon formerly of the WWE and now running for a Senate seat, Ann Nyberg of WTNH Channel 8 and Damon Scott of 96.5 WTIC.

“Times are tight for all of us right now. We are asking everyone to come together to give what they can. Our CT troops can have a holiday with their families and we can make it happen,” said Ed Richman, Co-Owner, Lisa Davenport’s Home Gallery.

Governor Rell's "Operation Home for the Holidays" initiative is raising $200,000 in funds for travel expenses to bring 700 of Connecticut’s National Guard service men and women home for December break. The troops are from two units, the 1st Battalion of the 102nd Infantry Regiment and the 250th Engineering Company, will be bused in from “mobilization stations” in Indiana and Wisconsin, respectively, where they will be completing preparations for deploying to Afghanistan.

Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes ranging from spa days to a $6,000 Tibetan rug (courtesy of Lisa Davenport's Home Gallery). Businesses wishing to make cash donations will have the opportunity to join local celebrities in the classic "big check" photo opportunity. To RSVP, go to the Facebook event page or follow the Twitter tag “#ophome”.

“There is a lot of power in word of mouth, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or good old face-to-face. We are asking everyone to use those powers for good and help us bring Connecticut’s own home,” said Suzi Craig, Director of Marketing and Engagement for Fathom and Founder of CT TweetCrawl.

For in-kind and cash donations for the event, contact Enza Dandeneau of the Marlborough Business Association:; cell: 860-796-5941, voice mail (office): 860-652-4575.

For information on the event, contact Suzi Craig of Fathom:, 860-384-4480 (cell).

DATE: Sat., November 14, 2009
TIME: 1-5pm
PLACE: Home Gallery Warehouse, 9 Austin Drive, Marlborough, CT 06447
INFO & RSVP: CT TweetCrawl on Facebook

About Fathom
Fathom is a brand and creative firm that helps forward-looking organizations to cultivate and sustain the value they offer the world. Clients turn to Fathom when they need to reinvent or reinvigorate their brand. When bringing a brand to life, Fathom helps clients engage audiences by leveraging the best of online, print and event marketing. Fathom's clients include Yale, ConnectiCare, Wireless Zone, Aid to Artisans and more. More about Fathom can be found at:

About Lisa Davenport’s Home Gallery
Since 1995, Lisa Davenport’s Home Gallery has marked its history with wonderful client relationships through the art of Interior Design. The creation of fine interior spaces to compliment the personalities of the people who live within them is a history of which we are proud. We are a design firm which is steeped in quality products and good solid interior design principles. The merchandise of which we supply will become heirlooms to be passed onto our clients’ children. More about Lisa Davenport’s Home Gallery is available at

About Agave Grill
Agave Grill in downtown Hartford has an intriguing array of traditional Mexican favorites alongside exotic signature dishes. Their signature tableside guacamole, extensive tequila bar  and weekly specials always promise to spice up your palate.  Agave offers both off-site catering as well as its own private room to make your fiesta one to be remembered. However you choose to indulge, Agave promises an experience unlike any other. Agave Grill can be found at



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