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Sen. Tony Hwang Tends Bar For Fairfield Museum Gala

State Sen. Tony Hwang will be a guest bartender at an Oct. 24 gala for the Fairfield Museum.
State Sen. Tony Hwang will be a guest bartender at an Oct. 24 gala for the Fairfield Museum. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- State Sen. Tony Hwang, R-28, has agreed to be the celebrity bartender at the Fairfield Museum’s fall gala benefit at 7 p.m. Saturday.

“We are thrilled to have Sen. Hwang be a part of this exciting evening,” said gala committee chair Jen Hinkle. “It’s not a party without Tony.”

Gala proceeds support the museum’s community educational programs. The evening will mark the opening of the museum’s newest exhibit, "Handcrafted: Artisans Past & Present," and will feature hearty artisanal cuisine by Susan Kane Catering, small-batch chocolates from Fascia’s Chocolate, an open bar, music from Bob & Dave and demonstrations by exhibiting artisans.

Hwang will shake up and serve a specialty white cranberry cocktail made with artisanal Tito’s hand-crafted vodka. Hwang, a Fairfield resident, has been a longtime supporter of the Fairfield Museum.

“The Fairfield Museum connects people with the complex history of Fairfield and its neighboring communities,” he said. “That connection has the power to inspire people of all ages.”

Hwang recently was on hand to hail the announcement by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development that it will provide the Fairfield Museum with a $125,000 state grant.

Six of the local artisans who are part of the exhibit will be at the event to meet with guests and demonstrate their crafts.

Tickets are still available by calling 203-259-1598 or online .

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