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Parties & Openings

Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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Red Hook Education Foundation Throws A “First Choice” Party

Amy Krzanik reports from Annandale-on-Hudson. In only its fourth year, the Red Hook Education Foundation has amassed the support of local parents, teachers, government officials, community members and other volunteers to become a powerhouse fundraising body, augmenting area school budgets by over $170,000. This year’s well-attended benefit dinner and dance party, on June 22 at Bard College’s Spiegeltent, shows the group is poised for even more success in the future. Guests enjoyed sangria in the sun outside the stunning Spiegeltent, and a cheese tasting inside, followed by dinner and dancing to the sounds of JTD Productions. A few Red Hook teachers were honored for their dedicated service as they retire this year, and a surprise award was bestowed on Frank Knobloch for his important role in the founding and continued success of the Foundation. One-hundred percent of the evening’s ticket price goes toward funding programs for district students, which helps make Red Hook schools a “district of choice” in the area. Above: Kate Laing, Ruth Oxenberg and RHEF’s Board President, Bonnie Goad enjoy the sunshine outside the Spiegeltent.

The surprise honoree, Frank Knobloch; Red Hook parents Melissa and Brian McNeese with school superintendent Paul Finch and Trisha Finch.

Proud Red Hook parents Patricia Cadley, Mike Bloxham and Colleen Bloxham; Michelle Donner and Senator Terry Gipson.

Vincent Rossetti, legislative assistant and Red Hook schools alum, and Senator Kevin Cahill; Chris Gorczynski and Carol Gorczynski with Brian and Nicole Boyd.

Ana San Juan, Tivoli Mercantile‘s Jill TerMolen-Cornillon, Arno Cornillon, and Matt Kurlander; Ben Hoen and Shawn Fischer.

Caitlin Millard, owner of Zephyr in Rhinebeck, with Break Point Tennis owner Shawn Holzmann; Ivan Carlson and Debra Blalock.

Raina Kattelson and Bard’s Gillian Brundrett; Zia Morter and Erica Topple of The Fisher Center at Bard, with Marla Walker, board member Erin Cannan, and Christine Kurlander.

Kathy Rafferty, Lorna Brundrett, and Greg Rafferty, one of the night’s honored Red Hook school retirees; Elizabeth Avello, Erina O’Neill, and Templeton Kay serve up delectable cheeses from Farmer’s Door and fresh-picked Greig Farm strawberries.

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