Rural Intelligence: The Online Magazine for Eastern New York, Western Connecticut and the Southern Berkshires
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Search Archives:
Newsletters Signup
Close it
Get The New App!

Newsletters Signup
Close it

RI Archives: Parties

View all past Party articles.

RI on Facebook    RI on Instagram       

Mahaiwe Tent




Parties & Openings

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

[See more Parties articles]

Love All Creatures: Dancing for the Strays

humane1 Amy Krzanik reports from Hancock. This year’s Dancing for the Strays fundraiser for the Berkshire Humane Society and its Purradise Cat Adoption Center was held at the bucolic Hancock Shaker Village on Saturday, July 20. Cocktails on the grounds led to dinner by Savory Harvest Catering outside under the tent, as cows grazed in the lush surrounding fields. A live auction with Joe Finnegan followed and much money was raised for our animal friends, which is not surprising, what with giveaways such as Montauk vacations and African photo safaris up for grabs. And then, as the benefit’s name would suggest, dancing! Berkshire Pulse drummers and dancers, under the tutelage of Kim Waterman and Joanne Delcarpine, entertained the crowd before dessert. After pie and ice cream, Tuan Nguyen and his New Hotness Hip Hop Dancers really got the party started and the crowd on its feet to boogie the night away to WSBS DJ Jesse Stewart’s beats. Proceeds from the night benefit Humane Society programs such as its new “Safe Pet Room” to temporarily house animals whose owners need emergency stays at shelters or hospitals, “Humane Education” which provides camp scholarships and presentations for local children, and the “Pet Food Bank” that supplies pet food for needy families who would otherwise have to give up their animals. (Pictured: Brian Cabral, Board Member Alix Cabral, and the night’s auctioneer Joe Finnegan.)

humane2 humane3
Board Members Richard Waldburger and Marsha Weiner with Richard Holzman; Marlene and Dennis Ambrose.

Executive Director John Perreault, Manuel Santelices, Vice President and Party Chairman Leslie Weil, and David Ashen.

Humane5 humane6
Event Board Member Sue Connell with Ed and Marsha Weiner; Board Treasurer Pat Sinclair and Dr. Terry Sinclair.

humane7 humane7
Daniel Cole and Donna Zsofka; (Back) Tracy Hoelter and Alexandra Heddinger, (Front) Purradise Manager Danielle Hammel and Staff Admin. Assistant Diane Briggs.

humane9 humane10
Berkshire Pulse Dancers; Joane Cornell and Berkshire Humane Society President Cindy Bartlett.

humane11 humane12
Sheila Labarbera, Bob and MJ Massetti, and Sherrie Cardillo; Board Members Chris Nerrie and Pat Sinclair.

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Posted by Amy Krzanik on 07/23/13 at 09:39 AM • Permalink