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NFA Brings Sunset Wine Tasting Back To To Holcombe Hill



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Newtown Forest Association (NFA) hosted its Sunset Wine Tasting party at Holcombe Hill Preserve on the evening of Saturday, September 10.

The much-anticipated annual event returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fundraiser was to support NFA, a nonprofit organization that manages more than 1,400 acres of protected land in Newtown. The group is also the oldest private land trust in Connecticut and has won awards for its stewardship.

While guests perused the silent auction items and socialized outdoors, Sundad performed live jazz for all to enjoy.

Wine was supplied by Bottle Stop Wine and Spirits, and the locally made beer was provided by NewSylum Brewing Company and Reverie Brewing Company.

Aquarian Caterers served food and hors d’oeuvres to accompany the variety of beverages available.

Additionally, vendors such as Holmes Fine Gardens, Planters Choice Nursery, Uncle Matt’s Bakery, Appleberry Farm, and Associated Carting provided their services for the party.

Reporter Alissa Silber can be reached at alissa@thebee.com.

Newtown Forest Association Board Members Mike Dylag, left, and Ed Kelleher stand at the welcome table with volunteer Tricia Owens at the Sunset Wine Tasting at Holcombe Hill Preserve on Saturday, September 10. —Bee Photos, Silber
Newtown Forest Association Executive Director Trent McCann and his wife Victoria, center, stand with friends and family, during the Sunset Wine Tasting. Also within the group is event coordinator Amanda Leone, third from left.
At the NFA Wine Tasting Party, a monarch butterfly visits a vibrant red flower that was part of the table centerpieces donated by Appleberry Farm in Sandy Hook.
Guests on September 10 included, from left, Barbra Taylor, Lynda Doyle, and Bob Doyle.
Sundad performed live jazz during Newtown Forest Association’s Sunset Wine Tasting, which returned to Holcombe Hill Preserve following a two-year hiatus.
A variety of vendors were on site at the Newtown Forest Association’s fundraiser, on September 10, including NewSylum Brewing Company and Reverie Brewing Company.
Guests peruse and sign up for silent auction items which also raised funds for Newtown Forest Association.
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