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ELYSE HARNEY

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Festival of Trees

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Indwe Learning Center Benefit

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PS21 Gala

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Good Dog Foundation Square Dance at Carolyne Roehm’s Barn

Once upon a time, in the 1980s, fashion designer-turned-lifestyle guru Carolyne Roehm presided over gala fundraisers at places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center. Now, she spends much of her time at Weatherstone, her estate in Sharon, CT, which has a equestrian complex that would make Ralph Lauren envious. On Saturday, June 19, she hosted a benefit hoedown at her stables for The Good Dog Foundation a non-profit group dedicated to many types of animal-assisted therapy for human beings.  Guests ate at tables made of bales of hay covered with checked tablecloths and danced on a lacquered red dance floor painted with silhouettes of dogs that also hung over them with strings of white lights. A buffet supper of ribs, chicken and salads from nearby Serevan restaurant in Amenia was served on paper plates, and dessert came from a ice cream truck that pulled up outside the barn as the sun set over the Taconics. It was as stylish as any grand New York City charity party Roehm ever masterminded, but much more laid back, friendly and fun.

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Peter & Jane Elebash of Millbrook with Pete Hathaway of Enterprise New Life a recovery retreat for men in Salisbury, CT; Anita Johnson, Kirk Henckels, Gloria Callen and Fernanda Kellogg.
 
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Sheila Sanders and Bryce Ainsley; ArtLife Design’s Maureen Jerome with hostess Carolyne Roehm.
 
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Sharon bookseller Darren Winston and Lucinda Winston; Elaine Bresee and Anne Putzel.
 
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Good Dog Foundation board members Ani Shaker & Pat McMullan with Jamie Kiggen.
 
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Birch Coffey, Michael Lynch and Chas Miller; Good Dog volunteers Mark Condon and Liz Marino with Good Dog trainer Susan Fireman
 
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John Massie and Good Dog founder and executive director Rachel McPherson; designers Elizabeth Logan-Baravalle & Giorgio Baravalle.
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The custom dance floor created by the staff at Weatherstone in Sharon, CT.

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