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4/19/2016 - Town and Chamber Announce Details on April 28th Shop & Stroll Into Spring Event

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the public is invited to take part in the upcoming “Shop & Stroll into Spring” event on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The event is being co-sponsored by the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, with a portion of the event proceeds going to support the work of the Fairfield Foundation for Education.

Participating shops throughout Fairfield will stay open late and will offer patrons an assortment of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments from 5 pm to 9 pm. Local restaurants will be offering dinner or drink specials throughout the evening. For a list of participating shops and restaurants, please visit the event website at www.fairfieldct.org/shopnstroll. The website is updated regularly.

This year, for the first time, local merchants are partnering with the Fairfield Foundation for Education, a community non-profit organization that awards grants to Fairfield public school teachers and educators who are working to enrich the curriculum with creative and innovative learning opportunities.

The Foundation will be offering a keepsake wine glass at selected retailers for a donation of $10. The celebratory stemware will be available at Twisted Vine, Vintage Garden, and the Beehive, all of which are located on the Post Road, and also at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, during the day and evening of the event. “We thought the wine glass would be a fun way for shoppers to show their support and have a memento of the evening’s festivities,” commented Dick Popilowski, President of the Fairfield Foundation for Education.

In addition to the keepsake wine glass, shoppers will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing for several great prizes, including a downtown shopping spree. “This is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring, support our local businesses and enjoy a fun night out with family and friends, while supporting a worthy cause,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

Beverly Balaz, President of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce added, “The Chamber of Commerce is happy to be partnering with the Town on this event as it provides our merchants another opportunity to open their doors to the community, meet new customers from surrounding towns and provide a wonderful shopping experience!”

The public is invited to visit the event website at www.fairfieldct.org/shopnstroll for further information on participating retailers, restaurants, activities and special offers.

The photo shows the keepsake wine glass being offered as part of the upcoming Shop & Stroll event for a donation of $10 to support the Fairfield Foundation for Education. It will be available for a limited time beginning the day of the event.