FOFAH gives Thanks to You, our Friends and Supporters


Giving Thanks 2016 -
to our many Friends and Supporters

Thanks to the State of Connecticut for the Small Town Economic Assistance Program ( STEAP) grant that funded the restoration of The Herdsman's and Farm Administrator's residences. 
Thanks also to the state employees who supported the restoration work: Mary Dunn, Todd Levine, Chris Lipinski and Nelson Tereso. 

Thank you to Patrick McMahon and the Town of Suffield Economic Development Department for promoting Hilltop Farm, and supporting our grant applications. 

Thanks to all the companies and volunteers who worked on the house restorations: CT Kitchen, Eastern Waterproofing, Lucia Lumber, Marquis Construction, Tim Olson, Power Line Electric, Quality Plumbing, Stich Painting, Suffield Lumber, and Tom Wardell. 

Thanks to the Suffield Land Conservancy for co-sponsoring this year's Bluebird Nesting Box workshop. 

Thanks to Eagle Scout, Jon Hagenow and his friends for building a Hilltop Farm information kiosk at the entrance of the Hilltop East town-owned open space.  
Thanks to Baker Nursery's and CT Mulch for landscaping around The Herdsman's and Farm Administrator's residences. 

Thanks to the 2nd Saturday Workday crews who do so much maintenance on farmstead and open space at Hilltop: Paco Agrafojo, Richard Binns, David Berube, Ned Berube, Richard Binns, Dan Burnham, Alex & Jordan Correia, Sarah Cross, Steve Dieterich, Ross Hoel, Kris & Emily Karam, Mike Mancini, Mark Morgillo, Alanna Mozzer, Ana Alicia Newman, Doug Nilson, Steve O'Neil, Ann Orr, Bill Phelps, George Rodgers, Jim Siciliano and Tom Wardell. 
Thanks to  Suffield Girl Scouts for choosing Hilltop Farm as the site of their Thinking Day event and especially to Troops 10961 and 10973 for hosting the first ever Halloween Fest in the barnyard at Hilltop. 

Thanks to Bill Guzie & Bill's Landscaping for cutting trees in the "Secret Garden", and for bringing our construction-ravaged lawns back to life.

T hanks to Windsor Marketing Group and their founder Kevin Armata for hosting the 3rd Annual Bald Eagle Golf Outing to benefit The Friends of the Farm at Hilltop. Also thanks to the many generous
sponsors the golf outing: Amodio & Company, Berube & Associates Ameriprise Financial, The Law Offices of Blackburn & O'Hara, Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Paul Davidson, Dirats Laboratories, First National  Bank of Suffield, Fuji Film North America, F. Andrew James, Lindenmyer Munroe, Frank Luczsz, Marsh McLennan, McNamara Air Freight (US Logistics), John & Mary Miller, Anne Orr, R&R Corrugated Packaging Group, Suffield Chamber of Commerce, Suffield Economic Development, Suffield Veterinary Hospital, Sunny Hill Farms, The Retirement Doctor, UPS and Windsor Federal Savings.  
Thanks to David & Kathy Berube, Ellie Binns, Bill Phelps, Dennis Bolduc & Indian Motorcycle of Springfield for making the Vintage Motorcycle Rally such a success. 

Thanks to our partner farmers for their donations of fruit and vegetables for the Harvest Dinner: Bielonko Farms LLC, E. Cecchi Farms, Halladay Farm, Highland Park Market, Nestrovich Fruit Farm and Oxen Hill Farm. 

Thanks to Jennifer King and Arnie Magid for their sponsorship of the Harvest Dinner. 

Thank you to all the companies and individuals who contributed to our Silent Auction: Adams Media, Ameriprise Financial, Clear Cut Solutions, Costa del Sol, Cupola Hollow Farm, EdanSe Ballroom & Dance, First National Bank of Suffield, Francesco's - Hartford, Grand Street Liquors, Hair Unlimited, Hastings Family Farm, Konika Minolta Business Solutions, Lasting Impressions, Numitor D├ęcor LLC, Oak Meadow Farm, Red Barn Consulting, Suffield Country Club, Suffield Hardware, Suffield Veterinary Hospital, The Zanger Company, Tosca, Zantos Pizza & Restaurant, and Zera Power Equipment LLC. Andy Bromage, Ginny Bromage, James Cullen, Caroline & Etienne D'Otreppe, Stephanie Davidson, Cheri DeMaria, Jamie Drenzek, Lorraine Erickson & Michael Mancini, Jackie Hemond, James Kent, Deb Banks MacIntosh, Peggy MacKinnon, Paul Mancinone, Patrick McMahon, Kevin Prior, Laurie Tavino, Scott & Tammy Turner, Tom & Anita Wardell, and Tami Zawistowki. 
Thanks to the Dubiel and Conway families for constructing the Farm Fest "barnyard" that the little ones always find so interesting.

T hanks also to Frank and Amy LaTeano and Greg Honey for setting up the Cow Chip Bingo playing field. 

Thanks to Suffield High students Claire, Destiny, Hana, Hunter, Kera, and Stewart plus parents Sarah Ouelette and Hollee Schneider and for volunteering to help out at Farm Fest. 

Thanks to The Law Offices of Blackburn & O'Hara, and Dirats Laboratories for their sponsorships of Farm Fest. Thank you to the Suffield Police Explorers and Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association for coming up to Hilltop to support our large events. 

Thanks to C&S Wholesale Grocers and Dish Network for having their company "volunteer"days at Hilltop Farm! 

T hanks to the students and staff of Pine Meadow Academy for coming up to Hilltop Farm every Thursday morning to do chores. 

Thanks to local photographers Richard Binns, Libby Lord, Kevin Prior, Laurie Tavino, and John Turcotte for sharing their amazing visions of Hilltop Farm with the community through Facebook. 

Thanks to the J. Gladwin Cannon Trust for their grant to fund the purchase of professional quality tools to help FOFAH maintain the farmstead and open space.  

Thanks to the Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for there grant that allowed FOFAH to upgrade our staging, seating and audio systems for public events. 

Thanks to the North Central District Health Department for their Fruit Trail grant that provided funding to add blueberries to our "Secret Garden" and improve the soil in the community garden. 

Thanks to the Friends of Suffield for their grant that helped fund kids summer programs at Hilltop. 

And last, but certainly not least, we are grateful for the dedicated support of the members of The Friends of the Farm at Hilltop, Inc. Board who every year give their time and treasure to benefit Hilltop Farm: Anne Banks, Janet Banks, Robin Bienemann, Kacy Colston, Christine Davidson, Roger Ives, Todd Mervosh, Eileen Moncrief, Mark O'Hara, Howard Orr, Ray Pioggia, Bobbie Rodgers, Deborah Santy, Michael Welch, Scott Wheeler, and Raymond Wilcox.

We count on your continued encouragement and participation.  
With your year end, tax-deductible donation, FOFAH will continue the restoration of your farm and offer more programs in 2017.
Thank You. 

There are many ways to give.
FOFAH is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.        
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
FOFAH is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Hilltop Farm into an educational and recreational resource for the community. All donations go to the improvement of the farm. Many thanks to the volunteers for their dedication and community support that has allowed FOFAH to advance the restoration of the Hilltop Farmstead.