Letter: Depot grateful for Darien Chamber of Commerce support

Depot program director Janice Marzano with students at the Depot

To the Editor:

The Depot Darien Youth Center would like to thank the Darien Chamber of Commerce for their generous donation from this year’s “Taste of Darien” charity event held on Oct. 18. We recognize and appreciate that the support of our community and local businesses is what makes Darien so unique.  

The evening was a crowd-pleasing mixture of food, wine and silent auction action!  Once again BMW of Darien hosted this special event. Darien Butcher Shop, Darien Cheese & Fine Foods, Fjord Fish Market, The Goose American Bistro, Louie’s Italian Restaurant, Michael Joseph’s Fine Foods, Palmer’s Darien, and SoNo Baking Co. all turned out in support of this annual community event and provided delicious food for attendees. All wines tasted were provided by WinePort of Darien.

Proceeds from this magical evening were donated in equal measure to The Depot, Star, Inc, and the Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation for Scholarship.

As a direct result of the evenings’ fundraising efforts, a part of the Depot’s essential capital project needs has been secured. It costs at least $90,000 per year to operate the Depot building and our ability to continue to provide numerous and varied community programs for so many student and adult programs will continue to expand and thrive!

None of this would have happened without the partnership and support of the Darien Chamber of Commerce!  They made every aspect of this event a success.  Thank you DCC for all that you do!

Kathy Arrix and Catherine McNear

Depot Youth Center co-presidents