Tickets are still available for the Celebrity Roast to honor Southington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Arthur Secondo at Testa’s Banquet Facility on Friday, Feb. 20.
The event, sponsored by the chamber, is open to the public. Tickets cost $40 per person and includes 12 guest speakers who will each verbally roast Secondo, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2003.
Secondo is a former town councilman, journalist, and editor of the Southington Observer. He was also the owner of a Southington sports lounge that opened in 1978.
Speakers at the event include Bobby Valentine, former major league baseball manager, town councilors, former co-workers, state representatives, and friends.
Following the buffet dinner and speakers, a comedy show will be performed by Dave Reilly, a well known comedian, a former employee.
Secondo will be leaving the Chamber at the end of July.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:45 p.m., and the roast is scheduled to start at 9 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Chamber office, and reservations can be made by calling (860) 628-8036. Seating is limited.