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"Pumpkins & Pearls" Annual Auction and Cocktail Party

October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ballard Farm

172 County Home Road (Rte. 21) | Thompson, CT

Come and enjoy a wonderful autumn evening at this annual fundraising event to support Day Kimball Healthcare At Home's in-home care programs which include HomeMakers, HomeCare, and Hospice & Palliative Care. 

This year's event will feature a silent and live auction with local celebrity guest MC and Auctioneer Earl Rosebrooks, music for your listening and dancing pleasure by Ken Atkins & the Honkytonk Kind, delicious appetizers, gourmet desserts, and a cash bar by G-7 Caterers. Guests can also enjoy the fall foliage and beauty of the farm on a hay ride through open fields and stone lined cart paths. Download the event flyer >

Schedule of Events

  • 6:00 p.m. to dusk | Hay rides
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Silent Auction
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Live Auction 
  • 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Auction check-out

Enjoy refreshments and entertainment throughout the evening!

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities

Tickets are $45 per person, along with sponsorships ranging from $250 to $2,500 which include complimentary tickets and benefits of a variety of marketing and advertising opportunities. Detailed information and an order form can be found our sponsorship brochure, or by contacting or visiting us at:

DKH Development Office, 309 Pomfret Street, Putnam - (860) 928-7141
DKH at Home, 32 South Main Street, Putnam - (860) 928-5441

Purchase tickets online or mail the names of all attendees with a check made out to DKH Auction to:
DKH Development Office
PO Box 632
Putnam, CT 06260

Become a Sponsor

Your sponsorship entitles your organization to valuable community recognition and the knowledge that your generous contribution supports us in our mission to provide high quality and compassionate in-home care for the residents of northeastern Connecticut.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Gold, $2,500 | Four (4) event tickets; inclusion in all media, radio/newspaper advertising, website and promotional material related to the event; inclusion on event banner, program and signage
  • Silver, $1,000 | Three (3) event tickets; inclusion in advertising, website and promotional material related to the event; inclusion on event banner, program and signage
  • Diamond, $500 | Two (2) event tickets; inclusion on event banner and program
  • Pearl, $250 | Two (2) event tickets; inclusion in event program
Click here for sponsorship brochure, or call the DKH Development Office at (860) 928-7141 for information.

Sneak Preview of some of our Live Auction items:

4-Foot Handmade Dollhouse fully furnished and decorated with extraordinary detailed furniture, housewares, and assorted miniatures – the majority of which are handcrafted. Created and donated by dollhouse collector, Sandra Sadler.

Handcrafted Adirondack Furniture. Two handcrafted Adirondack chairs with side table and footstool. Handcrafted and donated by Connie Lippiello.

Orlando Timeshare. One week at Orange Lake Resort donated by Renee & Brian Smith.

New England Patriots Tickets. Two tickets and commemorative donated by Michelle & Stephen Gardner.

Hockey Gear Beginners Package. All you need to get your young hockey player started, including skates, stick, and pads donated by Ray Reniere, Ray’s Hockey.

Handcrafted Sodalite Jewelry. Necklace and earings handcrafted by Alison Jean Cole. 

Limousine Service. Up to 6 hours of livery service donated by Robert Kaminski, Signature Limousine. 

NE Sports Tickets. Two tickets to the Bruins & four tickets for the Celtics donated by Daniel White of Vault Advertising.

Along with these and several other items in our live auction, we’ll be featuring a variety of over 60 donated gift baskets, products, and services!

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