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Hale Hill Farm Biofuels - Annual Christmas Tree Charity Day

December 11, 2013

Neikrie
Mark Neikrie, daughter, Jesse Neikrie, 22, and wife, Nancy Thomas, pose with the tree they bought at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. The family lives inGlastonbury. Neikrie is an attorney. Thomas is a director at Tufts University and Jesse is a student at Connecticut College, in New London. Each year one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees  benefit a charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Located in Portland, Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels, owners Ric and Kim Hosley and their annual charity day event, visitwww.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
Rowley
John and Carrie Rowley, New London, prepare to cut their own tree at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. John is in construction and Carrie is a property manager with Trio Property Management in Norwich. Each year one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees  benefit a charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm, its owners Ric and Kim Hosley, and their annual charity day event, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
Browning
As his mother, Kelly Browning, watches on, 2-year-old Grady waits for the hayride to start while at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Residents of Glastonbury, the Browning family comes out each year for the event, which takes place in Portland. The farm is owned by Ric and Kim Hosley. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Hale Hill Farm guests chose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels and its annual charity day event, visitwww.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
Griffiths
Chris and Sue Griffiths take a moment to pose while at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. The couple came out to buy a Christmas tree for their North Havenhome. Chris is a banker with Citizens Bank, and Sue is a librarian at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Each year one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees  benefit a charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Ric and Kim Hosley, owners of Hale Hill Farm Biofuels, host the annual charity day located in Portland. Every year one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of trees  benefit a charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests chose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade from scratch clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels and its annual charity day event, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Wood

Santa Clause, also known as Dane A. Deleppo, of Harwinton, and Hal Wood, of East Hampton, share in a round of “Ho! Ho! Ho!” while at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Deleppo has donned the Santa suit many times in support of Ric and Kim Hosley, owners of the farm, and their yearly benefit event. Wood is a graphic designer for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Each year one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees  benefit a charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Santa’s son Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels and its annual charity day event, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

McGoldrick
Peter and Mary Catherine McGoldrick pose with their 2014 Christmas tree purchased Saturday, Dec. 7, at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day to benefit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The newlyweds recently relocated from Maryland to Connecticut, making their home inEast Hampton. Mary, whose mother battled multiple sclerosis, is a longtime supporters of the cause. Last summer, the couple participated in the society’s annual Bike MS event and will saddle up again in 2014, this year to ride in the Connecticut Chapter’s century ride in Windsor, slated to take place Sunday, June 1. Ric and Kim Hosley, owners of Hale Hill Farm Biofuels, host the annual charity day located in Portland. Every year one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of trees  benefit a charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests chose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade from scratch clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels and its annual charity day event, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Eastman
Glastonbury resident Winona Zimberlin, holds her 7-month-old granddaughter, Allison Eastman, while sitting by the bonfire at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Each year one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit a charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Located in Portland, Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels, owners Ric and Kim Hosley and their annual charity day event, visitwww.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
Madorebachman
Taylor Madore, 17, and Ilia Bachman, 13, warm by the bonfire while at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Madore, who lives in Ansonia, is a senior at Ansonia High School. Bachman, who also lives in Ansonia, attends Ansonia Middle School. The farm is owned by Ric and Kim Hosley. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels and the annual charity day event, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Keefe

Clad with a Santa hat, Connor Keefe, 9, poses at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 7. Keefe, who attends Gallup Hill School, and his family helped out at the Hale Hill Farm, owned by Ric and Kim Hosley. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

Dane
Dane Deleppo, Thomaston, dishes up some of his piping hot, homemade clam chowder offered at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 7. Deleppo, whose father donned a Santa suit for the day, has been donating his time and talent to the Hale Hill Farm Charity Day event for several years. Hale Hill Farm is owned by Ric and Kim Hosley. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visitwww.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
Noble
Judy Noble, Cromwell, nabs a chat with Santa Clause, also known as Dane A. Deleppo, of Harwinton, while at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 7. While at the farm, Noble, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, and her husband, David, chopped down their own evergreen tree for their home in Cromwell. Hale Hill Farm is owned by Ric and Kim Hosley. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Santa’s son, Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. David and Judy Noble and the Hale Hill Farm event will be featured in an upcoming Fox CT television show, Holiday Wishes. The show will air Friday, Dec. 12, at 9:30 a.m. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Dube
Commercial photographer Tony Dube, Windsor, and Anne Pullman, Shrewsbury, Mass., cozy up for a hayride at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, on Saturday, Dec. 7. A native of Topsham, Maine, Dube is the owner and operator of White Point Imaging, in Windsor. Pullman is a pre-school teacher in Shrewsbury. Dube purchased an evergreen tree for his Windsor home. Hill Farm is owned by Ric and Kim Hosley. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across the state and raised more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels and the annual charity day event, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Ric Hosely
Manchester residents Eric Szafran and his 13-month-old son, Rafael, pose with Ric Hosley at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 7. Szafran is on staff with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. He and his family attended, purchasing an evergreen tree for their home. Ric and Kim Hosley own Hale Hill Farm. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
SantaKB
Karen Butler, Manchester, nabs a chat with Santa Clause, also known as Dane A. Deleppo, of Harwinton, while at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 7. Butler oversees marketing and public relations for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Hale Hill Farm is owned by Ric and Kim Hosley. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Santa’s son, Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm Biofuels and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
Izzi
Avery O’Rourke, 13, and her friend Izzi Hosley, 13, help tie down an evergreen tree while volunteering at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 7. O’Rourke and her family reside in Essex. Izzi, who lives in Chester, is the daughter of Ric and Kim Hosley, owners Hale Hill Farm. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
PaigeMooney
Dwayne Paige, Winsted,  poses with Gregg Mooney, Marlborough, while at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 7. Both men battle the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis. The men purchased evergreen trees for their respective homes. Ric and Kim Hosley own Hale Hill Farm. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against MS. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and a barbeque, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
Barnum
West Hartford residents Robb and Nancy Barnum take a moment to pose with their three sons, Devan, 11, Kyle, 9, and Ryan, 5, after purchasing an evergreen tree at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland on Saturday, Dec. 7. Ric and Kim Hosley own Hale Hill Farm. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against multiple sclerosis. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and ribs, steak, burgers and chicken, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Gregory
Judy Stazola and her grandson, Cameron Gregory, 10, warm by the bonfire just before purchasing an evergreen tree at the 9th annual Hale Hill Farm Charity Day, which took place in Portland on Saturday, Dec. 7. Stazola and Gregory reside in West Hartford. Ric and Kim Hosley own Hale Hill Farm. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of evergreen trees benefit the couple’s charity of choice, this year the fight against multiple sclerosis. Hale Hill Farm guests choose to either cut their own tree or select one from more than 100 pre-cut trees. The event featured hayrides, a blazing bonfire, live band and ribs, steak, burgers and chicken, prepared and donated by Artie Balch, of Torrington, and homemade clam chowder, prepared and donated by Dane Deleppo, of Thomaston. The Hale Hill Farm Charity Day attracted residents from across Connecticut, raising more than $7,000. For more information on Hale Hill Farm and the annual Charity Day, visit www.halehillfarm.com. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
 

 

About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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