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Mayor Harry Rilling Declares December 2 as STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way Day At Theater of STARs Performance on Wednesday

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Mayor Harry Rilling declares December 2nd as “STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way Day”. Mark Minnock of Theater of STARs looks on. Cast stands in background. (contributed photo)
Mayor Harry Rilling declared December 2, 2014 as “STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way… Day” to a full theater audience at the Theater of STARs performance of “STAR’s Got Talent!” on Wednesday night. The “STAR’s Got Talent” was a very special one this year, with five competing teams led by a volunteer Group Leader. Each group developed their own skits, songs, costumes and themes. A panel of judges, including Stephanie Armstrong, Miggs Burroughs, Valerie Jensen and Angie Rubino, commented on each group’s performance.

The music, dance and theater performances took place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 and a reception was held afterwards.

Bobby Vento of Norwalk starts out the group “doing the twist.” Behind him are (left to right) Lisa Griffith of New Canaan, Paul Widness and Talisha Maxwell of Norwalk. (contributed photo)
STAR staff members Nancy Armstrong and Mark Minnock created the Theater of STARS program nine years ago for adults served by STAR, and each year the number of participating performers has grown. This year, 90 performers from Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, Darien and New Canaan participated in the show.

Sponsors of the event included: Cain Management, City of Norwalk, Country Convenience, Joan Dionne, Arlene and Nick DuBiago, Dunkin Donuts, Brian Foster, Christine and Mike Gallo, Kathy and Peter Gogolak, Beth and Obie Harrington-Howes, Honda of Westport, Bernadette and Glenn Jackel, Valerie and Greg Jensen, Kesten-Brown Insurance, Rosemary Lovallo, Barbara and Tom McInerney, Ali and Doug Milne, Pepsi, Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport, Prospector Theater, Mayor Harry Rilling, The Socreboard and Van Brunt, DuBiago and Co CPAs.

Mayor Harry Rilling and STAR Lisa Griffith of New Canaan “doing the twist”. (contributed photo)
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization established in 1952 to serve individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. STAR creates opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. STAR serves over 600 individuals from birth through their senior years in Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport and Weston, They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. For more information about STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way please visit their website www.starct.org.
STARs Jassinia Myssogand of New Canaan, Billy Tolles of Norwalk, Debra Rudolph of Westport and staffer Aja Williams. (contributed photo)

Bobby Vento of Norwalk performs with guitar at Theater of STARs. (contributed photo)

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