Webster's War of the Words 2015
Join us on April 24, 2015 for our Sixth Annual War of the Words Fundraiser!
Could you spell butyraceous if you weren’t looking right at it? And could you define it? Most people would probably just guess, but at Webster’s War of the Words, it could mean the winning points! (FYI it means butter-like.)
The sixth annual Webster’s War of the Words will take place at West Hartford Town Hall on Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. This entertaining gala fundraiser is centered on Noah Webster’s impact on American words and culture.
Emceed by NBC 30 News Anchor Brad Drazen, the evening will include live music, hearty appetizers, a cash bar, and live and silent auctions. The featured entertainment for the night will be a game show focusing on language and culture.
Long-time game show participant Susan Campbell will host the game show this year. The Red Team will include raPoet Self Suffice; teacher and author Matthew Dicks; and blogger and public policy maker Jillian Gilchrest. The Blue Team will include teacher and “Word Guy” Rob Kyff; WNPR producer, announcer, and photographer Chion Wolf; and DJ, scientist, and Wolcott Elementary principal Jasdeep Singh.
Dinner will be catered by Rizzuto’s Italian Restaurant and will feature chicken, salmon, and pasta dishes. Entertainment will be provided by the Hall High Jazz program.
Reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are $50 in advance ($60 on and after April 20 or at the door). Get the best seat in the house with preferred seating for $75 per person (not available after April 20 or at the door). Call Abby at 860-521-5362 x10 to find out more about a full table discount.
A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will help to support the museum’s school programs. Tickets are available here. Please be aware that refunds are not available for this event.
Or donate to our live or silent auction...
Auction Donation Form
Here are some scenes from last year's event...
The Blue Team (Humphrey Tonkin, Susan Campbell, and Dan Zittoun), Game Show Host Peter Sokolowski, and the Red Team (Julio Duarte, Helen Rubino-Turco, and Rob Kyff).
The crowd takes a look at the silent auction items.
The Hartt School Theater Division singers perform songs from "Thoroughly Modern Millie".
Ron Robinson, Helen Rubino-Turco, Julio Duarte, and Connie Robinson
Contestant Humphrey Tonkin discusses the finer points of beer with City Steam's Seth Cerrone.
Interim Director Mary Donohue, long-time volunter Liz Payne, and Board Chair Bill Newman.
Contestant Helen Rubino-Turco, Brad Drazen, and Program Committee Chair Sarah St. Germain.