On behalf of the TADS Board of Directors, we'd like to thank the Groton community for helping to make our annual fundraiser, Brighter Days, a tremendously successful event. TADS serves the mental-health needs of our community by raising awareness, providing education and enabling access to care.

The following local businesses and organizations donated to the Brighter Days silent auction: Chaos to Calm, Groton Market , Filhos Cucina, Main St. Café, Moisons Hardware, Greco Graphics, Blackbird Café, Katryn Miller Yoga, PC Myette, Herb Lyceum, GDAY, Solas Therapeutic Massage, Fitness Your Weigh, Holistic You, ColorFull, Che Bella Hair Salon, Lucia's/Markoh's Restaurants, Serenity Spa and Salon, the law office of Sheila Harrington, Groton Fire Department, Heart of the Dove, Toujours Belle, Kristen McEvoy Pottery, and Malerbi Woodworking. We appreciate the generosity of these and other local businesses through the years and would encourage all Groton residents to support local businesses.

The following individuals also donated to our silent auction: Kate Nelson, Joann and Kathy Boczenowski, Steve Liljegren, Dyan Sierra, Ellen Todd, Denise Rainis, Alicia Hersey, Alice Lenhart, Janet Ryan, Carmyn Young, Virginia Wood, Cassie Sampas, Terri Ragot and the Powder House Gang.

We'd also like to express special thanks to Lisa Oldham and the Groton Country Club for hosting our event and Joanne Csaplar for her terrific catering services. The musical entertainment was great, with Blue Taxi, featuring John Wiesner, Andy Peterson, and Larry Prestia, and the Powder House Gang, featuring John Jackson, Dave Hill, Kurt Staven, Jim Oehler and Judy Anderson.


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We would especially like to commend John Wiesner for playing great music all night long and the next day running the fastest time for all Groton residents in the Groton 10K Road Race!

STEVE and DEB BOCZENOWSKI, founders

Teenage Anxiety and Depression Solutions (TADS)

www.tadsma.org

Groton