Community response has been strong for a fundraising event this Sunday, October 14, at the West Redding Fire Department’s “Firehouse Grove.” On Umpawaug Road.
Members of the community have responded to local appeals and many families will be setting up tables of goods for sale to help out local resident and Joel Barlow graduate Adam Feld, who is recovering from a brain tumor.
“I’ve been amazed by the outpouring of support we’ve seen from friends and total strangers,” said John Fazio, Jr., a co-coordinator of the event and a longtime friend of the Feld family. “It shows that Redding truly is a community with a big heart.”
The event, set to kick off at 9 am (The rain date is Sunday, October 21), features a whole day of entertainment including a bounce-house for the kids, face painting, live music, karate and skateboarding demonstrations, performances by FCU comedy troop, children's book signing with author Thorsten Kaye and more! Participants will also be able to purchase local baked goods, crafts and items by area residents—while they last!
This event is being held to help the Feld family deal with the financial strain of Adam’s ongoing treatment. Besides the various items for sale, area businesses have also donated over $1,000 in goods and services that will be raffled off, including makeovers, massages, wool and even an acoustic guitar.
The Feld family would like to thank all those who’ve volunteered to join in, and is especially grateful to The Redding Pilot for helping publicize the event through recent stories.
Some vendor spaces are still available for only $25. Anyone with goods to sell is invited to come by and help out; any profit they make from the sales are theirs to keep.
To reserve a sale space, please send an email to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (In the Subject Line, please write “Yard Sale Space”) Include your name, a phone number and what you’re selling: yard sale items or craft items. Donations can also be made at any time with PayPal by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Adam Feld’s Hope, c/o Feld, PO Box 644, Redding, CT 06896