A Gala Goes On ... But Other East Lyme, Old Lyme, and Lyme Events Are Postponed

Niantic Rotary Club's Annual Gala will be held as planned on Saturday but most events scheduled for the weekend have been postponed.


There were tons of events scheduled for this weekend, most of which have been postponed, but there's one show that will go on. The 28th Annual Niantic Rotary Gala will be held as planned on Saturday, February 9, at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton.

"We're like the U.S. Postal Service," said organizer Esther Williams.

Apparently, neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night will keep these hardy Rotarians from a good night out (although the Postal Service may soon be giving up making the rounds on Saturdays). 

This charity fundraiser includes dinner, dancing, raffles, and fabulous prizes via live and silent auction. The whole shebang begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

The highlight of the evening will be a Dancing with the Stars competition, during which our local elected officials, East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica and State Rep. Ed Jutila, will be showing off their fancy footwork. Formica has a head start in this competition, as he's been practicing! (Check out the video!)

People who purchased tickets but find they can't dig out in time to attend the event will still be entered for the prize drawings, Williams said. The funds raised from this year's event will be going to help pay for a new electronic sign for the entrance to East Lyme High School.

If you’re interested in making a donation or need more information, please contact Esther Williams at (860) 739-0388 or e-mail her at wllesth@aol.com. 

Events Postponed

  • The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut in Niantic is closed today. Saturday's Stories Galore event will be rescheduled at a later date. 
  • The Skate for Babies March of Dimes fundraiser originally planned for February 9 has been postponed until Saturday, March 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • The High Hopes Chili Open House in Old Lyme has been postponed from February 9 to February 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • The Anniversary Party for Emma the Cat at Lyme Public Library has been postponed from February 9 to February 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Alan Wilensky February 09, 2013 at 09:40 PM
The Niantic Rotary Gala has been postponed until tomorrow, February 10. Same time, same location. I hope that everyone can still attend!


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