Day Kimball Healthcare

Day Kimball Healthcare’s 5th Annual Twilight in the Country Event

May 10, 2010

Guests enjoying dinner at the 4th Annual Twilight in the Country.

Revolutionary War Encampment Featured this Year

PUTNAM, CT – On Sunday, June 6, 2010, Day Kimball Healthcare will host the 5th Annual Twilight in the Country: a Dinner Stroll and Concert, at Greystone Farm in Thompson, CT. The event will feature a Revolutionary War Encampment on the grounds for guests to explore along with music from the Tim Peck Trio and the American Band. The event also includes a house tour, hors d’oeuvres, a multi-course dinner, wine and cash bar, and silent auction.

Twilight in the Country is a benefit for Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut, Day Kimball HomeCare and Day Kimball HomeMakers. Each of these agencies provides in-home care in the forms of skilled services, personal care and companionship, and compassionate end of life care. Each agency works together to ensure that safe and high-quality care is provided for each client. Proceeds from this event assist clients and their families within our community who need financial assistance in order to receive these essential services. Over the past four years, hundreds of guests have attended Twilight in the Country, raising more than $100,500.

The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and admission is $75 per person. While strolling the picturesque Greystone Farm, guests will enjoy sampling hors d’oeuvres and listening to pre-dinner jazz music by the Tim Peck Trio. The multi-course dinner will be served followed by delicious desserts. The American Band, which was founded in 1837 and enlisted as a unit in the Civil War, will finish the evening performing an orchestral concert including both traditional and versatile works.

Event co-chair, June Schoppe, said, “Twilight in the Country is the most unique event at one of the most beautiful settings in Northeast CT. The exquisite food, wonderful music, exciting auction items and the chance to relax with friends while strolling throughout this pristine historic property makes for an unforgettable experience."

The estate is owned by Robert and Susan Vincent who spent two years renovating the 1745 homestead and 19th century barns. The American Band will play in the rescued 1845 Alice Ramsdell Barn. The barn and part of the house were salvaged from the former Ramsdell Farm on the banks of the now Thompson Reservoir.

To purchase tickets for Twilight in the Country, please contact Day Kimball Healthcare’s Development Office at (860) 928-7141 or email

Click here to register for the event or make a donation online.