Thank you very much to Jeff Kelly, the owner of Willington Pizza House and Willington Pizza Too, for making a $7,000 donation to the Tolland Historical Society, which equal the proceeds of a recent fundraiser.
Kelly agreed to donate a portion of sales at both restaurants on Nov. 5, 6 and 7 to help the society cover an unanticipated $24,000 in repairs that were discovered while we were restoring the bell tower on the Old Tolland County Court House Museum.
Kelly opened Willington Pizza in 1978 with four tables as basically as a one-man operation. By 1981, it had outgrown its original location and moved to its current location at 25 River Road (Route 32) in Willington. The second location, at 11 Phelps Way in Willington, opened in 1988.
Any business that would like to hold a similar fundraiser may contact society volunteer Mary-Pat Soucy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual donations are always welcome as well and can be made at this website or by mail to Tolland Historical Society, P.O. Box 107, Tolland, CT 06084.