As part of its "Gatsby on the Sound" benefit, Family Centers will raffle off a classic 1951 MG-TD convertible to allow the winner to take home some of the glamour synonymous with the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.

The "Gatsby on the Sound" benefit will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at a private waterfront residence.

The car is in impeccable condition and features the original 1250-cc four-cylinder engine, leather interior and a 4-speed transmission.

The MG was donated by the late Stig Host of Greenwich, a supporter of Family Centers and its work in the community. He was a man of warmth and wit, an avid sailor and skier, a tireless advocate for the environment and an enthusiastic supporter of education.

All proceeds from the raffle benefit Family Centers' 30 health, human-service and education programs. More than 2,200 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Tickets are $100. The winner does not need to be present at the event to claim the prize. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Aleksa Lazarewicz at or 203-869-4848.

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