Fundraiser honors Sandy Hook victim who was Shelton High graduate's son

The Shelton High School Class of 1981 invites members of the community to attend the second annual fundraiser event in memory of Jesse McCord Lewis, son of their classmate Neil Heslin of Shelton and Scarlett Lewis of Newtown.

A cake with a photo of Jesse Lewis at the SHS Class of 1981's first scholarship benefit event.

A cake with a photo of Jesse Lewis at the SHS Class of 1981’s first scholarship benefit event.

Jesse was one of the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children and six educators who were killed in December 2012. The event will be held at the Stone Barn in Monroe on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7 -11 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Jesse Lewis Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a graduating senior at Shelton High School.

The event will include appetizers, buffet dinner, dessert, cash bar, auction items and prizes. Entertainment will be provided by Lost Rebel, a Southern rock band, and Beer Money, a party band.

How to purchase tickets

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased in advance by check, payable to the Stone Barn and mailed to Cindy Lesher Fox, 8 Huntington St., Box 142, Shelton, CT 06484. Tickets can also be purchased at the door via cash, check or credit card payment.

Shelton High 1981 graduate Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis.

Shelton High 1981 graduate Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis.

If interested in a round of golf before the event, call the golf pro at Whitney Farms at 203-268-0707 to reserve tee time and note that it is for the Jesse Lewis fundraiser.

The cost for 18 holes, including cart, is $60 or nine holes for $35.

Donations to the scholarship fund may also be made by check payable to the Valley Community Foundation, 253a Elizabeth St., Derby, CT 06418. Put the name “Jesse McCord Lewis Scholarship Fund” in the memo section of your check.

For more information or to donate items for auction or raffle prizes, contact committee chairperson Sarah Adanti [email protected] or 860-989-4417.

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