There was no doubt what the theme for “The Green Gala” at the CT Science Center was Saturday. All you had to do was take a look at what most were wearing or stick your hand into the welcoming wall of water.
The theme was H2O and the hundreds who turned out took the invitation reading “aqua chic” to heart when it came to their “agua” wear.
“It was the perfect reason to buy a new dress,” said Marcy Cosa, a Windsor resident who showed off a new Caribbean turquoise and sea blue cocktail sheath. And so she and her date, Dan Hamilton, were party perfect, for him a turquoise and blue tie to put them both “in the swim” when it came to the theme.
While the evening was one of lots of laughs and lots of experimenting with party-goers practically giddy over have the center’s exhibits all to themselves, it was also a celebration for former center head and board member Ted Sergi and his wife, Barbara. They just welcomed their first grandchild.
“She is babylicious,” oozed Grandma about new Carolyn Marcella Sergi, daughter of Sergi son, Nick and his wife Jennifer. The doting grandparents just returned from a three-week visit with the couple and the new baby. And it took Grandpa, also former commissioner of education, all of four seconds to pull out his phone to show pictures of his new pride and joy to anyone who asked.
What’s a party this time of year without a little political talk and who better equipped that Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman. Any predictions on this year’s closes races?
“If I could predict the outcome of this year’s elections I’d be a consultant and retire,” she laughed.
Saturday’s gala marked a new tradition for the center gala, new awards designed to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts and leadership in advancing science, technology, engineering and math education.
Receiving the first Leadership Awards for Science Education were Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and United Technologies Corporation.
“I see this Science Center as a key to getting kids into science,” said Joe Triompo,
UTC vice president. “This is how it starts.”
Pictures from the gala can be seen at: http://cour.at/QBMkGk