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Mahaiwe Tent

Parties & Openings

Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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Construct’s Mayfest Ushers In Spring

Rachel Louchen reports from Great Barrington. Monday, May 16 started off with a rare, spring snowfall in the early morning but come evening, it was Mayfest for Construct. The annual fundraising event held at Crissy Farm featured 26 vendors, restaurants, caterers, bakers and liquor specialty shops uniting for a buffet feast. All proceeds raised benefit Construct, Inc., which provides homelessness prevention and supportive housing services for people with low to moderate incomes in the southern Berkshires. In addition to the huge and diverse food spread, another trademark of the event is the honoring of longtime volunteers or supporters. This year, Bob and Mary Ann Norris (above) of Great Barrington were recognized. Honorary Chair Paul Moritz of Sheffield was also honored in conjunction with his six years on the Construct board and three years as a MayFest chairperson. Repeating last year’s Mayfest theme, “The House That Ernie Built,” this year’s event will aid Construct in its mission to create affordable housing, focusing on the newest housing project planned for 316 State Road in Great Barrington.

Hester Velmans and Construct board member Suzanne Crerar; board member Elaine Silberstein and longtime supporter Toby Levine.

Franck Tessier and Rachel Portnoy of Chez Nous; Construct board secretary Marcia Lawrence Soltes and board vice president Mark Rosengren.

Sam VanSant, Bob Norris and Gwendolyn Hampton-VanSant co-founder and executive director of Multicultural BRIDGE.

Deborah Levinson and Barbara Schulman of Berkshire Property Agents with Ananda Timpane, executive director of the Railroad Street Youth Project; Gedney Farm’s Rob Burnell.

Construct board president Elizabeth Rosenberg with Robert Nussbaum; Peter Taylor, president of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Ethel Patterson, board chairman of Berkshire South.

Audrey Woodger and Steve Browning from Prairie Whale; Construct board treasurer John Katz and Nick Arienti.

Church Davis, Diana Ubertini and Tom Farley partake in the feast.

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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 05/16/16 at 09:02 PM • Permalink