Warm thanks to the "kids of all ages" in the greater Westport community who came out and supported Yankee Doodle Fair 2015, the non-profit Westport Woman's Club's signature fundraiser and Westport's favorite — and last remaining — carnival-style fair! Special thanks to those who came anyway on Saturday, June 20, rode the rides and bought raffle tickets (our "rain insurance") during the surprise day-long drizzle.

Thanks to you, our 108-year-old social philanthropic organization is on track to match this past year's funding of grants and need-based scholarships for Staples grads continuing to college (over and above Staples Tuition Grants!).

Our 2015 sponsor support was crucial to our success: Resnick Advisors took the lead, followed by attorney Robert E. Grant and Rose Jordan; then, Dorothy E. Curran-Weichert Realtors; Westport National Bank; Knight, Rolleri, Sheppard CPAs, Shoff Darby Companies, Inc, Harding Funeral Home and Cheryl Eldh. In-kind support came from A.J. Penna Construction, Triple S Carpet & Upholstery, Tarala Electric, Westport Country Playhouse and Izzo & Son Country Gardens. Gillespie Center workers made set-up and clean-up a breeze.

Finally, our blue-aproned volunteers — our own members and their families — were phenomenal! Across the four days of the fair (June 18-21), they put their personal lives on hold for the benefit of the Westport community we all love. Thank you! And see you again next year!

Dorothy E. Curran,

Westport Woman’s Club president and Yankee Doodle Fair 2015 co-chairwoman

Christina McVaney,

Yankee Doodle Fair 2015 co-chairwoman