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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Longest Day at Newtown Bridge Club June 21 2017

Every table in the Alexandria Room was filled for the morning session of June 21, when Newtown Bridge Club participated in the Amercan Contract Bridge League's annual Longest Day event. Held on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.

Bridge Players Celebrate 2017 Summer Solstice with Fundraising Efforts

For the first time, Newtown Bridge Club participated in The Longest Day, supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. On Wednesday June 21, the event planning members, Doris Andrews, Rosemary Benedict, Helen Benson, Lynn Cripe, Roz Ettlinger, Sandy Gould, Georgeann and Stan Kishner, Gary Miyashiro, Linda Dale Mulholland, Marsha Scherr, Beth Schweitzer, Chuck Slater and Millie Sullivan, were up at sunrise preparing for a full day of bridge and fun.

When the doors opened at 8:00, enthusiastic players, many wearing The Longest Day’s signature purple, came in for bagels and coffee, then sat down for a lesson about notrump play presented by club manager Susan Fronapfel. By 10:00, so many had arrived for the morning open duplicate and social bridge games that extra tables, chairs and bidding boxes were set up just before game time. Players filled the main room to capacity and overflowed into a second playing area. Lunch followed, accompanied by jazz pianist Stan Kishner and sign-up for the afternoon Pro-Am game. Since all the Pro-Am partnerships were new, players focused on the basics and socializing with their partners. At 5:00, the dinner buffet was ready and a jazz trio was onstage. The evening open and 49er games continued the bridge play until sunset. After cleaning up, Linda Dale Mulholland, chair of The Longest Day committee, put her feet up, tallied the final results – 61 tables and over $4,700 raised for the Alzheimer’s Association – and commented, “Next year’s summer solstice falls on a Thursday. I’m hoping even more players will join us for The Longest Day on June 21, 2018.”

Click to view June 30, 2017 article in The Newtown Bee for more photos.


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