Fest to brew up funds


NAUGATUCK — The 20th Annual CT Craft Brewer’s Fest is Saturday.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Jesse Camille’s Restaurant, 615 Church St. The fest, which will be held rain or shine, will feature more than 200 craft brews to sample as well as concessions and live music.

The net proceeds from the fest benefit the Camille B. Perugini Charitable Trust, which to date has awarded over $178,000 in scholarships to local college-bound high school seniors.

The scholarship was created in memory of the late Camille B. Perugini.

Perugini, a lifelong resident of Prospect, attended all Prospect grammar schools and graduated in 1988 from Wolcott High School. Perugini was able to attend Boston College and achieve her goals of becoming a teacher because of the scholarships she received as a Wolcott High School graduate.

Perugini passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 6, 1997 after a rare, undiagnosed condition caused her heart to fail.

Tickets for the brew fest are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Advance tickets are available at http://tickets.beerfests.com/event/CTcraftbrewfest.