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Rachel Louchen reports from Great Barrington. On Sunday, October 20th, hundreds participated in the 25th WALK for Construct Inc., the annual fundraiser for the community project that provides food, shelter, adult education, and counseling to homeless individuals in Southern Berkshire County. This year, the 3.5-mile walk started at Ski Butternut and, for the first time, ended at The Great Barrington Fairgrounds, which offered live music and a tent full of donated food served by volunteers. The fairgrounds provided lots of space, which was fitting since this year saw an increase in participants. In honor of the 25th anniversary, Executive Director Cara Davis was awarded a plaque in honor of all her contributions to the organization, given to her by the walk’s Grand Marshall (and Board President) Barbara Manring, whom Davis called “an extremely community-minded person.” Judging by the packed fairgrounds post-walk, the community is on everyone’s mind. Shown above: Volunteers Anita Schilling and Laurie Freedman.
Superintendent of Berkshire Hills Regional School District Peter Dillon, Construct Executive Director Cara Davis, and the event’s Grand Marshall Barbara Manring.
Stockbridge residents Stephanie Adler, David Adler, and Rachel Alter; Board member Tom Burkel and Paul Moritz.
Volunteers Charlie Weeks and Donald Roeder; Walkers Ron Banks, Georgette Banks, Kate Banks, and photographer Lee Rogers.
Peter Dillon and board member Mark Rosengren; For the second year in a row, Jordan Scherling finished the walk first, this time with his brother, Grant Scherling.
Walk organizer Susie Weekes with board member Suzanne Crerar; Barbara Manring and supporter Rita Kasky.
The sweet sounds of Wanda Houston and her band greeted the walkers as they finished their trek at The Great Barrington Fairgrounds.