The Northwest United Way's Annual Celebrity Breakfast is a super fun event that we use to kick off campaign season every year. That being said, the 7th annual breakfast this year on September 6th 2017 was especially exciting with over 200 in attendance at the picturesque Torrington Country Club. Many volunteers were kind enough to wake up bright and early to wait tables while dressed as their favorite Super Hero or Villain and they really made the event special. All tips received by the attendees were donated to the United Way, and because of this generosity we can continue to support the real everyday heroes in our community!
Our very heroic (or dastardly!) waiters that we have to thank are as follows:
Jessie Dziob, Starring as a Jedi
Jeffrey Geddes, Starring as Spiderman
Doreen Roy, Starring as Wonder Woman
Anita Rosa, Starring as The Mighty Thor
Carla Dubois, Starring as The Riddler
Melissa Root, Starring as Cat Woman
Michelle Anderson, EdAdvance's Super Girl, live and in the flesh!
Michael Menard and George Craig, real life Camp Moe Heroes!
Deirdre DiCara, real life Champion of the Hungry and Homeless!
Dayna Distasi, Starring as Spider Woman
Karen Jax-Giarnese, Starring as Zorro
Carole Thebarge, Starring as Batman
Greg Tonin, Starring as...Batman?!
Joyce Muse, Starring as...BATMAN? (I sense a nefarious plot is afoot)
Cathy Coyle, Starring as Robin
Lynn Skaret, Starring as Poison Ivy
KJ Johansen, Starring as The Evil Queen
Ken Nowell, Starring as Snideley Whiplash
Michelle Santos, Starring as He-Man
Helen St. Germain, Starring as Skeletor
Sandi Conforti, Starring as Bat Woman
Amy Vonculin, Starring as Harley Quinn
Johnny Burnham, Starring as Captain America
Bill Hatfield, Starring as Robin
And last but not least, Owen Quinn Starring as Harry Potter!
And of course, we offer our deepest appreciation to all of you that attended the Kickoff this year as well. We couldn't do this without you and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!
For pictures of all our celebrities, and more, check out this image gallery! (if you want autographs, though, you'll have to come to our next event!)