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Westport Nonprofit Hosts 'Dream Event'

Winning a sunset cruise is nice. But winning a sunset cruise and supporting A Better Chance of Westport, a nonprofit program that helps motivated students of color from educationally disadvantaged areas, is twice as nice.

On Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., ABC of Westport is hosting its seventh annual Dream Event fundraiser at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

The event features food, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Some big-ticket auction items include sunset cruises, tickets to Broadway shows and sporting events, and weeklong stays at ski and vacation homes.

"This will be an unforgettable evening filled with hope and promise for the ABC of Westport scholars as well as a lot of fun for our guests," Dream Event co-chair Elida Gollomp said in a statement.

All proceeds will benefit ABC of Westport, which selects students from more than 2,000 candidates who demonstrate potential for academic excellence and leadership. Through the program, these students attend Staples High School while living in Westport at the ABC House on North Avenue during the school year.

Photo identification: From left, Rhyse McLean, Emerson Lovell, Stephan Patterson, Chukwuma Onyebuenyi, Ruben Guardado and Khaliq Sanda.

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