Fund raiser for Eastern lights March 22

If you thought the plan for bringing lighting and a turf field to Bristol Eastern was no longer in the cards, that’s not the case at all.
And according to Bristol Eastern’s Chris D’Amato, the Bristol Eastern Athletic Renovation Committee hopes to be nearly halfway to its goal in bringing in lights to its football and soccer field.
Getting the lights in place is Phase I of the program and on Friday, March 22, the committee will once again be holding a dinner to raise additional money for the cause.
The second annual fundraiser dinner will run from 6 to 10 p.m. from Nuchie’s Restaurant in Forestville.
And, of course, the lights and field won’t just be of benefit to the Eastern sports programs.
The project will be of benefit to an assortment of programs as lacrosse, soccer, and football programs of all ages and youth levels will be able to make use of the facility.
The evening will consist of dinner, a silent auction with a variety of different items for bid, and other raffles as well.
There is also an on-going car raffle and the committee expects – by the end of October – it will have nearly $100,000 in donations and be halfway to its goal of the lights.
“This is the real McCoy,” said D’Amato of the efforts to bring lights and eventually, an all-weather field to the campus of Bristol Eastern.
There’s still plenty of time to purchase tickets to the March 22 dinner event and are $40 each.
They can be purchased by contacting Chris D’Amato at 860-584-7876, extension 255.
Tickets should be purchased by March 19.