Opus for Person-to-Person, a charitable organization comprised of more than 200 women in Darien, raised more than $80,000 at its annual fall fundraiser, The Bigger Rig Gig, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Ox Ridge Field in Darien. Proceeds from the fifth annual event will go directly to support Person-to-Person’s efforts in serving more than 24,000 individuals in need from neighboring communities.

The festive and casual outdoor event took place under an open-air tent and featured live bluegrass music from The Wool Hats and DJ Matthew Mixwell. Guests dined on Southern-themed fare from food trucks including Mardi Parti, Melt Mobile, Taco Loco and Yardbird and Co and House of Bones BBQ. The event also featured a paddle raise to generate additional funds to further support Person-to-Person’s emergency assistance program, comprised of emergency food pantries, clothing center, layettes for newborns, and emergency financial assistance for security deposits, rents, utilities and more.

“We are beyond thrilled to once again have had a sold-out crowd for our fall fundraiser,” said Lindsey Carr, co-president, Opus for Person-to-Person. “We are delighted that this year’s Bigger Rig Gig exceeded our expectations once again, as a result of the hard work of our dedicated committee, and generous support from our sponsors and the community.”

This year’s event was made possible by lead sponsors Ring’s End and The Bank of Oklahoma, and with generous support from Evolution Air, Callari Cars, Darien Rowayton Bank, Vibe Fitness, Sergio’s Painting, Hoffmann Landscapes, Palmer’s, Maureen Bloom Playdates, Coco & Lala of Watch Hill, Ox Ridge Hunt Club and Town & Country Carting.

The Bigger Rig Gig also received support and donations from Palmer’s, Karen Morneau Photography, Camelback Resort, Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa, Wiggles & Giggles, Browne & Co., Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa, Kennedy’s Barber Club of Darien, Soleil Toile, Darien Parks and Recreation, Blue Wave Taco, Jaté Yoga, Le Boudoir, Pure Barre Darien, Ten Twenty Post Oyster Bar-Bistro, Williams & Company, Poppy’s Collars, Johnny’s & Company, Glen Liquors, Monograms Off Madison, Staff by Mary Watters, Stop & Shop and The Monogram Studio.

Opus for Person-to-Person is a charitable organization whose mission is to support Person-to-Person through fundraising efforts and public awareness. Our fundraisers help P2P provide goods and services to more than 25,000 individuals and families in our neighboring communities who lack basic necessities and resources. For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.opus4p2p.org/ and for more information about Person-to-Person, please visit http://p2phelps.org/.