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West Suffield Church Plans Auction for March 22

Reverend Eric Fistler
Reverend Eric Fistler

The West Suffield Congregational Church at the corner of Rtes. 168 and 187 in West Suffield is holding a silent and live auction on Saturday, March 22nd, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the auction is to raise money for the church’s $160,000 capital campaign, “Opening the Door to New Possibilities.”

A silent auction will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a live auction. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Auction items include antiques, 100 gallons of fuel oil, HVAC service, shrubs, hotel and B&B packages, golf package, gift certificates to area businesses and more.

Tickets, which include an entry for an iPad Mini, are $20 if purchased before March 22nd or $25 at the door. They can be purchased online at www.westsuffielducc.org/auction, by emailing tickets@westsuffielducc.org or by calling 860.558.7377. Ticket price includes door prize entry, food, drinks and music by the Around Town Singers.

To date, monies already donated and pledged by church members for improving the church facility and making it more energy efficient total over $120,000. The Reverend Eric Fistler, minister at WSCC said with the money raised so far, a new roof, sidewalks, insulation and exterior doors with handicapped access have been completed. “We are in the process of purchasing additional land and adding more parking for our congregation and community members who use the church facilities on a regular basis. Our plan also includes adding new windows, exterior painting and updating the sanctuary sound system. Our church is proud to sponsor both Boy Scout Troop 66 and Cub Pack 66. It is also home to the Crossroads Food Pantry that serves about 100 families each week and we host other groups in the community. We are striving to maintain our facilities in a cost effective manner so that we can continue to be a place for the community to meet.”

Anyone seeking more information about the church and its programs is encouraged to contact Pastor Eric at pastoreric@westsuffielducc.org or call the church office at 860-668-2271.

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