Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, a non-profit provider of healthcare at home and hospice care services for residents of 56 communities in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties, is seeking silent auction items and theme gift baskets for its 12th annual Clambake fund-raiser on Thursday, June 6 at Costa-Azzurra Restaurant on the water in Milford.

Chairpersons for this year’s event are Karen Mercer of Trumbull and Patty Merola of Milford.  All proceeds from the fund-raising event benefit VNS’ Medically Underserved and Hospice at Home programs.

The event, set for 6:30-9:30 p.m., will feature a choice of entrees for dinner, beverages, including wine, as well as a silent auction and raffle.  The agency is seeking donations and gift contributions for the silent auction.  Contributors will be acknowledged in the event program book, social media and in employee newsletters for the agency’s 500 staff members.

To offer auction items or gift baskets or to obtain tickets, contact Bernie Lynch at 203-366-3821, ext.1098 or via email at BLynch@VNSCT.org.  First Mate attendance tickets are available at $90 per person.

Sponsors of the 2012 VNS Clambake include:  Lead Sponsor Pierson & Smith, a division of First Niagara Risk Management; Event Sponsors, Bridgeport Hospital, Brody Wilkinson P.C., The Grey Group Professional Staffing Services LLC, MFS Investment Management, Natixis Global Associates, People’s United Insurance Agency, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, UBS Financial Services; Event Contributors, BKD, CareWatch, Inc., The DSA Companies, EMC Corporation, Jeffers Cowherd P.C., McBee Associates Inc., Robinson & Cole LLP, SEB Actuaries & Administrators and Worker’s Compensation Trust.