The Ridgefield League of Women Voters will hold its annual art raffle fund raiser and guest bartender event at Gallo Ristorante on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The highlight of the evening will be the drawing of the winning raffle ticket for Ridgefield artist Rhonda Gentry’s painting “Yellow Roses” which she has donated to the League.

When asked why she had decided to be the artistic contributor to the League’s fundraiser, Mrs. Gentry said: “ I was happy to support their mission, especially in the current state of our Nation. With next year, 2020, being the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, I’m happy to contribute to the Ridgefield League of Women Voters and join in celebrating women’s involvement and achievements in the development of our Country and inspiring the next generation to make their voices heard.”

This is the League of Women Voters fifth annual art raffle fund raiser and guest bartender event at Gallo.

“We are extremely grateful to Chef Raphaele Gallo for his support of the League and his extraordinary generosity in hosting this event,"said Marilyn Carroll, President of the Ridgefield League. "We are very proud of the educational programs and voter information events we provide to the community and with help from generous Ridgefielders like Chef Gallo and Mrs. Gentry, we will be able to continue our mission to 'help democracy work.' This event is open to the public and is held on 'referendum' day.

Carroll encouraged all Ridgefielders to stop by Gallo’s after they vote at Yanity gym and celebrate their right to vote with a drink and/or dinner to support the League. To purchase $5 raffle tickets visit rlwv.org or call or text 203-313-9930.