Webster's War of the Words
April 22, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
At Congregation Beth Israel
SKY Investment Group is proud to present Webster’s War of the Words, the definition of dinner and a show. Emceed by Brad Drazen NBC Connecticut, this signature fundraiser will include dinner by Rizzuto’s, unlimited beer and wine by City Steam Brewery and 90+ Cellars, fabulous silent and live auction items, and the main attraction – the game show!
Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Editor at Large, Peter Sokolowski, will test the knowledge of two teams of local celebrities – and the audience – in a lively and interactive battle of words and wit. Contestants are: Brad Drazen, NBC CT; Rob Kyff “The Word Guy"; Jennifer LaRue, Editor of CT Explored; Rob King, ESPN Sportscenter Senior Vice President; Ronni Zimbler Newton, We-Ha.com; and Tammy Rush Exum, West Hartford Board of Education.
The event will take place Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford.
In addition to dinner, drinks, and the show, the evening will include both silent and live auctions. Live auction items will include a week in Nantucket, tickets to Hamilton on Broadway, and an African safari. Each basket in the silent auction is inspired by a book in keeping with the museum’s mission to promote literacy.
The advance ticket price is $60 ($55 for members). After April 19, all tickets are $75. Tickets are available at noahwebster.yapsody.com or by calling 860-521-5362 x10. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society's educational mission.
Parking: There are several handicapped parking spaces at the building entrance. Others please park on nearby side streets.
Thank you to our sponsors!
SKY Investment Group - Presenting Sponsor
Tsunami Tsolutions - Gold
Reid & Riege PC - Gold
Ziegler - Silver
The Mercy Community - Bronze
Duncaster - Boutique Community Living - Bronze
Petcare Veterinary Services - Patron
Thomas Fahy Insurance - Patron
Additional support comes from the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Thank you to all of our 2016 supporters! Please enjoy a few photos from last year's event.
Former Mayor Scott Slifka welcomed the crowd.
2016 WH Spelling Bee champ Anthony Heller and 2015 National Spelling Bee Contestant Arjun Jagjivan helped the teams with their spelling.
Merriam-Webster Editor at Large Peter Sokolowski and NWH Executive Director Jennifer Matos