Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Hudson Library Supporters Raise Money To Raise The New Roof
Lisa Green reports from Hudson. “Who knew library people could have this much fun?” quipped Bob Rasner, surveying the guests kicking up their heels at a good old-fashioned barn dance. This was shortly after they had proved their commitment to the still-under-construction Hudson Area Library at the Raise the Roof celebration on Saturday, August 15. Eager to get to the food (catered by Cristobal Morales of Memorable Cuisine) and dancing, the guests quickly lifted their paddles at the live auction, raising more than $16,000, proceeds of which will go to computers, chairs and comfy pillow seating for the children’s area of the library. Silent auction items added to the coffer. Then, it was time to gather in the “dancing barn” at the home of Ken Kraus and Anna d’Onofrio for a quick refresher course on square dance basics, and do-si-do to a professional caller and the Kitchen Kaylie Band. [Above, Event co-chair Tessy Keller, who owns TK Home and Garden in Hudson, and Theresa Parsons, co-chair of the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library.]
Bob Rasner and Marie Rasner, owners of Elijah Slocum and The INN at 240 (and who worked on the event); Caroline Jenks, Christine Boeke, silent auction chair and owner of Westcott House B&B, with antiques dealer Tom Swope.
Lubbie Harper III from NYC and Steve Swanson, who lives in Stockport; Jack Callaghan and Lydia Smith.
Gwen Gould, Melanie Mintz and Norman Mintz, and Anna d’Onofrio, an artist.
The directors of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, Lisa Dolan and Jennifer Clark; James Chaplin, a senior at Hudson High School, represented the younger generation that uses the library, with PR pro Betsy Miller.
Anna Rachminov of Stone Bridge Farm, which supplied the hard cider for the evening, Carol Peckham and Michael Grisham.
Whooping it up to the hollerin’ of the caller, Anne Banks.