Stepping Up For Interval House

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interv1The reason Interval House exists is devastating, but the upside is there has been decades of help for women who are victims of domestic abuse.

And the fact it’s there, is the reason the non-profit and its supporters did some celebrating Saturday night in Hartford.

It was its annual “Step Up and Step Out” gala, and there was plenty of stepping out in high heels and beyond at the gala at The Society Room. Longtime executive director Cecile Enrico, herself once a victim of domestic violence, along with WTIC radio and Fox Ct meteorologist Joe Furey got the party started by hosting the red carpet welcome to the event.

And once inside, there were a lot of smiles as those who attended helping raise the $100,000 the non-profit was hoping to net from the fundraiser that include dinner, dancing and auctions.

Among those at the party were special guests including U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, CT Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Hartford mayor Pedro Segarra,  WFSB’s Joe Zone, NBC Ct’s  Brad Drazen and WTIC radio’s Joe D’Ambrosio.

And then there were the Connecticut Calendar Girlz, “broads” who go above and beyondinterv2 when it comes to supporting Interval House each year.

The “girlz” put together a calendar every year to benefit the non-profit, a calendar with volunteer models putting their best foot, and some other body parts, forward in outfits reminiscent of the 1930s and 40s.

“This is our third year for a calendar,” said member Pia O’Halloran, noting the call for monthly pin-ups will soon be going out for the 2015 edition. “It’s our way of doing something more.”

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