Mercy Learning Center holds benefit on the Sound next weekend

Southport Harbor and the Long Island Sound will be the backdrop when the friends of Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport come together on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Country Club of Fairfield for the annual A View of the Harbor benefit.

Mercy Learning Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary, works to fulfill the mission “Educate a Woman … Educate a Family.”

A View of the Harbor features an elegant cocktail party with live and silent auctions, a presentation about Mercy Learning Center, and an opportunity to socialize among views of the Sound.

This year’s event is co-chaired by Lorraine Wilson of Monroe and Mary-Pat O’Neil of Easton. Committee members include Barbara Kleban, Debbie Krieg and Karen Krupnik of Weston; Lee Toth of Bridgeport; Polly Edwards of Easton; Wendy Anderson-Brachfeld, Susan Burstein, Ann Calcutt, Suzanne Castle, Mary Cunningham, Beth Davis, Ellen Donnelly, Nealy Madsen, Diane Melish, Sue Pinzon and Joan Van de Berghe of Fairfield; Karen Collett of Hamden; Kathy Gschwind of Redding; Mary Butula of Trumbull; Clare Clark, Beth Enriquez, Peter Flatow, Maureen Fontana, Karen Harman, Mary McKenna, Sarah Menchaca, Diane Parrish, Maggie Rotanz and Barbara Szefc of Westport.

Proceeds will benefit Mercy Learning Center’s newly expanded literacy and life skills programs, which serve more than 600 women and 150 children each year. The center works to prepare low-income, undereducated women from the greater Bridgeport area to earn a GED or high school diploma, enter college and secure sustainable employment.

Information about event sponsorships, program ad opportunities, invitations or Mercy Learning Center is available at 203-334-6699.

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