We’re calling our 2019 season Close to Home, but not just because we’re presenting two new plays about family. Close to Home is an ethos. Whenever possible, we do our shopping with the Ridgefield merchants who so generously support our work.
It is in that spirit that we share with you our —
#CloseToHome Holiday Wishlist
Many of the things we need for our sets, lights, and costumes can be found right here in Ridgefield. When you purchase something for Thrown Stone at a local business, you’re not just ensuring a successful season of new theatre — you’re helping Ridgefield thrive.
Squashs RIDGEFIELD OFFICE SUPPLY
We do all our printing at Squashs. We need 1,000 programs at roughtly $1 apiece, along with postcards, business cards, and the occasional copy order. We’re also buying 10 new light post banners this year, which cost $500. Simply call Whitney at (203) 438-3635 and tell her you’d like to add a gift in any amount to Thrown Stone’s account number, 5153.
Ridgefield Supply Company
Ridgefield Supply is our go-to for all our lumber and tools, and we’ll need to spend about $3,000 on these materials in 2019. Gift cards in any amount are greatly appreciated, and our account number is 5561.
Ridgefield Hardware Co.
We’re so lucky to have Ridgefield Hardware so close by when we need fasteners, wire, lightbulbs, or just about anything else you can think of. We’ll also need a couple of pairs of these binoculars for Birds of North America. All in, we expect to spend about $500 this year. You can purchase an Ace Gift Card in any amount and ship to: Thrown Stone Theatre Company, 26 Catoonah St #731, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
We have some stylish characters to costume this year, and that means we’ll be visiting Audrey Road. They offer gift certificates in any increment, which you can leave at the store in Thrown Stone’s name. Call (203) 894-5182 or visit today.
Hutton’s Fine Men’s Wear
We’ll also need some costume items from Hutton’s this year, including a tailored suit. You can purchase a gift certificate in any amount, with instructions to leave it at the store for Thrown Stone.
Ridgefield Bicycle Company
We need a fancy stroller for Cry It Out, and you can special order the Thule Sleek City Stroller with Bassinet at Ridgefield Bicycle Company for $999. RBC will have it shipped to the store. This item will be kept in like-new condition to donate to a mom in need after the season. Bonus! Thule products are made in Connecticut!
The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce offers gift certificates good at all member businesses, available for purchase at the Chamber office, Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. There is a $2 processing fee for each certificate purchased.
While You’RE OUT SHOPPING
Stop in for refreshments at any of our partner establishments: The Village Tavern, The Ancient Mariner, Cellar XV Wine Market, Bailey’s Backyard, Nod Hill Brewery, Terra Sole, 850° Woodfired, Gallo, Prime Taco/Prime Burger, Kafo, Millillo Farms, and Nature’s Temptations. Our other merchant partners include: Addessi Jewelers, Craig’s Fine Jewelry, Designs and Interiors by Ursula, and Fairfield County Bank.
Thank you for remembering Thrown Stone in your year-end giving plans, and for shopping #CloseToHome. You can make a gift any time at thrownstone.org/donate, or on Facebook.