Little Girl Honored At Annual Make-A-Wish Gala

Photo: (from left to right) –Ashley Berent from New Country Motor Cars and Wish Kid Sierra, enjoy a magical night at the annual Make-A-Wish® Connecticut Gala along with Kristy Lavacca, Sales Manager at New Country, and Sierra’s sister Emalena. Standing behind them is Betsy Whalen also of New Country.  Sierra and Emalena were transformed into celebrities walking the red carpet at New Country Motor Cars in February in preparation for the event.   Photo courtesy of New Country Motor Cars.
Photo: (from left to right) –Ashley Berent from New Country Motor Cars and Wish Kid Sierra, enjoy a magical night at the annual Make-A-Wish® Connecticut Gala along with Kristy Lavacca, Sales Manager at New Country, and Sierra’s sister Emalena. Standing behind them is Betsy Whalen also of New Country. Sierra and Emalena were transformed into celebrities walking the red carpet at New Country Motor Cars in February in preparation for the event.
Photo courtesy of New Country Motor Cars.

HARTFORD – The team at New Country Motor Car Group Dealerships in Hartford joined over 600 people at the annual Make-A-Wish® Connecticut “Evening of Wishes” Gala on March 29th at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville to honor the event’s special guest, Wish Kid Sierra of Madison.

“Sierra has a special place in all of our hearts. We have gotten to know her and her family by being a part of her Wish experience.  We look forward to her continued good health,” said Mark Hoch, General Manager of New Country Mercedes-Benz.

In preparation for the event, the New Country dealership showroom was transformed into a red-carpet Hollywood dream, complete with paparazzi and adoring fans for Sierra and her sister Emalena back in February. The girls were dressed in glamorous gowns and took photos with fans, signed autographs, and answered questions from the press. Event Sponsor New Country provided a luxury car, escorted by CT State Police, for the girls to travel around town in style for the day.

“New Country has been instrumental in helping Sierra work toward her goal of changing the world one wish at a time,“ said Pam Keough, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. “We are grateful for their continual support of our organization and our kids.”

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut is a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Connecticut chapter has granted over 2,400 wishes since its inception in 1986.

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut is part of the nation’s largest and most well-established wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the U.S. and abroad. The work of Make-A-Wish is accomplished by a volunteer governing board of directors, a paid staff of dedicated employees, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the state of Connecticut. For more information visit www.ct.wish.org.

 

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