A festive evening honoring the New Canaan Historical Society is on tap Thursday evening, April 16 at Barolo Restaurant on Main Street. “Celebrity Bartender” Sperry DeCew, whose extensive volunteer resume includes Town Council, Board of Selectmen, library president, Getabout founder, police commissioner and Kiwanis Club, will dispense the cheer from 6 to 9 p.m.
According to Wine Director Jeff Hennig, ten percent of beverage sales, and all tips, will benefit the Society. The public is cordially invited to join in the fun.
Hennig and owner Eric Grant first partnered successfully with community non-profits at their Ridgefield restaurant. Hoping to energize the giving spirit for worthy—and sometimes under sung—-organizations in New Canaan, they plan to schedule more Thursday night events at Barolo. Hennig noted that each “Celebrity Bar” clientele brings its “own dynamic to the room,” while raising awareness of the recipient’s mission.
Society Executive Director Janet Lindstrom thanked Barolo, “a new and generous business” for providing “a great time to join in saluting longtime volunteer Sperry DeCew.”
Board President R. Bailey Stewart thanked Barolo for showcasing the Society, observing that its wide-ranging community programs, varied exhibitions and extensive resources benefit not only New Canaan, but the surrounding area as well. Stewart, president of Walter Stewart’s Market and Stewart’s Spirits, is former chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and the New Canaan Fire Commission, as well as library trustee and supporter of numerous civic and business concerns.
Barolo is located at 136 Main Street in New Canaan.
Photo: From left, Bailey Stewart, Historical Society President, and Sperry Decew, Celebrity Guest Bartender, pictured at Barolo in New Canaan.