Network Takes Successful ‘Journey’

John O’Leary, Michael O’Leary, Christine Roby, Kathy Boylan, and
Denise Fredette O’Leary.

The Network Against Domestic Abuse Annual Purple Event “The Journey” Don’t Stop Believing netted over $34,000. Proceeds support outreach, court support, and counseling services for victims of domestic violence, and
a safe haven for women and children in need of shelter.

The Network also provides prevention education in school systems in North Central Connecticut. Liberty Mutual Insurance, Windsor office, was the title sponsor. Smith Brothers was the purple ribbon sponsor. Cigna was the Samaritan sponsor, and First Suffield Bank a division of Peoples Bank, Pickle Jar Deli, and St. Francis Hospital/Trinity Health of New England were humanitarian sponsors.

Champion Sponsors included: 360 Federal Credit Union, Browne Memorial Chapels Funeral & Cremation Services, Cade Cherry, Melania Hasiuk/Coldwell Banker, Fallon Law Office, Todd & Deb Gish, Jimmy Marketing, North Central News, and United Bank Foundation. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, pasta, carving stations, and desserts at Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering and wine and beer tastings provided by Joe’s Fine Wine & Spirits of East Windsor and Ellington. One lucky person went home with a diamond donated by Swede’s Jewelers.

Kevin Hogan, WFSB Channel 3 news reporter, emceed the event and acted as auctioneer. Services provided by The Network Against Domestic Abuse are free. For details about the Network’s services, visit or call (860) 763-7430.

Luci and Rob Lawson

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