Mary Ressler, co-owner of Tom’s Bullpen in Dover, hosted a fundraiser for Kent-Sussex Industries in February.

This offer for KSI was the first step at making new friends. Ressler is involved in her community and wanted to make more people aware of KSI and its services for adults with disabilities. She invited Rapid Intake, Bodhi Woof, Surreal Nation and Sporadic Static with Dave Nickolson, four local bands that donated their time and took time to learn about KSI.

Guests supported KSI via Chinese and silent auctions, a drawing, guest bartender tips and general donations. KSI staff and bar guests mingled and introduced themselves, learning about KSI and about each other while checking out the auction items. Tom’s Bullpen helped KSI make friends and made it possible for $823 to be donated to KSI for the programs and services it provides.

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