The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)



From poodle skirts and cat eye glasses to leather jackets and slicked-back hair, the spirit of the 1950s was alive and well at Waters Edge Resort & Spa on April 28 for the Starlight ’50s Diner, Vista Life Innovation­s 2018 Starlight Benefit social event and fundraiser. With more than 250 people in attendance, this year’s blast from the past stands to net $95,000. Net proceeds from the event go toward enhancing Vista’s many programs and services, allowing Vista to continue supporting the personal success of individual­s with disabiliti­es. Highlights included live and silent auctions, themed diner fare,’50s music, a Chevy convertibl­e photo booth, and celebrity appearance­s by ’50s icons Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth. Vista also partnered with 30 Mile Brewing Co. in Old Saybrook on a limited edition Starlight ’50s Diner New England Style Pale Ale, which featured original artwork by Vista artist Cara Sprouls on the label.

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