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Parties & Openings

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

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

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The Annual LitNet Gala Helps Support Literacy In The Community

Rachel Louchen reports from Stockbridge. The annual fundraising gala for The Literacy Network of South Berkshire (LitNet) always brings out a big crowd, fantastic silent auction prizes and a worthy honoree whose contributions to education go hand-in-hand with the community-based organization. Held at Berkshire Country Day School on Saturday, October 25, this year’s event honored Eleanore Velez, admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center at Berkshire Community College. Prior to the sit-down dinner, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour underneath a large white tent set on the lawn of the school and had a chance to bid on the aforementioned silent auction, which offers increasingly wonderful prizes each year. This year’s offerings included week-long getaways to Mexico and Colorado with Berkshire-centric gift certificate to local shops and restaurants. Proceeds from the event help provide funding to LitNet’s one-on-one tutoring program, which is available to any Southern Berkshire resident over the age of 16 not currently enrolled in school. Above, Tutor Coordinator Mary Spina and Executive Assistant Shelley Wojtkowski.

Melissa Bissell, John Bissell, executive vice president of Greylock Federal Credit Union, Betty Prashker and her daughter, LitNet Board President Lucy Prashker.

Carmen Dockery Perkins, associate head of school at Berkshire Country Day with Elise Abrams; Cori Salvini and Mike Fazio .

Project Lit team leader Allison Curtain with Jim Hoffman; Larry Hazzard and Dennis Pollack, who donated his home repair services to the auction.

Carol Diamond and Herb Diamond with LitNet board member Lois Lenett.

Marty Gottron Felton and board member John Felton; Board member Cris Raymond and Jane Iredale.

LitNet board member and auction chair Sue Weintraub with Adrienne Miesmer; Liz Goodman, pastor of the Monterey Church, with Stephanie Iverson.

Bobbie Hallig, Sue Dunlaevy and LitNet treasurer Bill Dunlaevy.

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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 10/26/14 at 06:46 PM • Permalink