The League of Women Voters of Westport would like to thank all who made our first dining raffle -- "Eat Local ... Shop Local ... Vote Local!" -- a great success.

We especially appreciate the support of the 10 Westport restaurants that so generously contributed to the event -- Bartaco, Blue Lemon, Finalmente Trattoria, Pane e Bene, Tarrantino, The Dressing Room, The Spotted Horse, Tutti's Restaurante, Splash, and Wa Fu Asian Bistro.

Our thanks, too, to Gilbertie's Herb Gardens for hosting the league as part of its winter farmers market -- a great favorite with local food lovers.

We're pleased that the proceeds from this fundraiser will support our voter-education initiatives in the community and schools.

Our sincerest wish to all for a healthy and safe 2014.

Liz-Ann Koos, president

League of Women Voters

of Westport