The wrath of New England’s winter weather and extreme frost could not dampen the spirits of more than 100 special guests who attended the ‘3rd Annual Arch Street Tavern’ event in support of Hartford’s Camp Courant (HCC). Sunshine filled days and smiling faces of Hartford’s children coming off of the bus in June were the focus of a committed group working to promote the youth of the capital city. Close to $15,000 was raised in two hours for an event that has grown exponentially over the course of three years. HCC would like to thank event organizers Dan Moore (HCC Board of Directors, CL&P), as well as Tom Dorsey (CL&P) for always making Hartford’s children a priority and for spearheading a yet another successful event. Fox CT’s Jimmy Altman once again took on emcee duties in a formal presentation that included special guests Senator John Fonfara and Hartford’s Mayor, Pedro Segarra. The historic Arch Street Tavern once again provided exceptional service for every guest throughout the evening, while continuing to be the perfect venue in celebration of Hartford’s kids. This year’s event was very special, as it launched Camp’s 120th year in serving the children of Hartford. In conjunction with The Hartford Courant’s 250th Anniversary in 2014, Camp will provide a diverse docket of special events geared to raise awareness and much needed funding for the oldest and largest FREE summer program currently in the United States. Created in 1894 by a group of Courant employees as a social outreach program, it has been the mission of HCC to provide a FREE summer sanctuary where children can develop positive relationships, learn, and most importantly have fun. Located in Farmington, HCC served just over 1100 of Hartford’s children ages 5 to 12 in 2013 and expects to exceed that number this Summer. For more information as to how you can get involved in making a difference at Camp, please contact McKinley Albert, Director of Development & Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.