Centennial Picnic Gala

At our Centennial Picnic Gala this past Sunday, we took the opportunity to dedicate a tree to Althea Simons, Mother of Hidden Acres Executive Director Theron Simons. Althea passed away this year and is greatly missed by the whole Hidden Acres community.

Please enjoy the dedication.

We hope you can join us for our Centennial Picnic Gala on May 23, 2021 at Hidden Acres Farm, 45 Gabriel Drive, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Covid-19 has us thinking outside the box and the farm is the perfect place for social distancing while enjoying a fun and exciting event. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and elegant picnic vignettes. It’s bring your own picnic and refreshments and we’ll provide the entertainment, gorgeous views of nature, and Live and Silent Auctions. To benefit Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center. Purchase Tickets online (above) today and reserve your spot! Click on the image above for a short video about the event.  Sponsors, attendees and donors needed today! Please Contact Mary Andersen, Director of Development at [email protected] for Sponsorships, Auction Donations, and questions about how you can become involved today.


Location: Hidden Acres Farm, 45 Gabriel Drive, Naugatuck, CT 06770
Date: May 23, 2021
Duration: 1 Day

Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to our Pledges, Donors and Attendees to date:


ION Bank
Attorney Frederick A. Dlugokecki


Petit Family Foundation


Robin Bennett and Eric Krueger
Chuck and Beth Boulier
Michelle and Owen Boyle in Memory of Althea Simons
Thomas Bryk
H. J. Bushka and Sons Lumber
Connecticut Dressage Association
Normand and Audrey Cool
Joel and Caryn Cookson
Michael and Ann Feinberg
Matt and Valerie Fortney
Helen Gerrity
Kelly L’Heureux
Luso Cleaning Service LLC
Harry Mateer and Jessica Bassett
Jim and Beth Petronchak
Carlos and Melissa Santos
Siefert Family
Drs. Elizabeth Whalen and Terry Ryan

In-Kind Donors:

Broadway Comedy Club
Rebecca Caruso and Jennifer Johnson
Portraits by Shawnalee Kwashnak
Roberta De Fiore/Music by Roberta
Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center
Nature’s Harvest Mulch Company
Lock, Stock and Barrel
Nancy Matos
Nancy Nurnberger
Rifkin Reiki – Carmelita Rifkin
Bob and Jan Sagendorf
Mary and Theron Simons
The Stress Factory Comedy Club
Wadsworth Atheneum