Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Brotherly Love: The Stanton Home Pig Roast Returns
Amy Krzanik reports from Great Barrington. “The Brothers Are Back” announced advertising for the Stanton Brothers Pig Roast, held this past Sunday, September 13 at Stanton Home. The sold out fundraising dinner proved that the community was more than ready for their return, as guests flocked to the farm for grilled pork, chicken and vegetables, provided by Sean Stanton and North Plain Farm, and prepared on site by Jeremy Stanton and Fire Roasted Catering. The crowd enjoyed music by The Lucky 5, a consistent crowd pleaser, as they bid on silent auction items from local shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. Proceeds benefit the aforementioned Stanton Home, a working farm established in 1986 by Andrea and Nick Stanton [shown above], as a residential program for people with disabilities. Now run by their son, Peter, the site offers daily therapeutic and skill-building activities through participation in its weavery (where residents create scarves, baby bibs, blankets and other items) and its garden and greenhouse (where they grow flowers, vegetables and herbs for use and sale). Residents also participate in day programs at organizations throughout the Berkshires such as Blue Rider Stables, The Guthrie Center, Berkshire South Regional Community Center and The Kilpatrick Athletic Center at Simon’s Rock.
Sean Stanton of North Plain Farm and daughter Lola; Stanton Home’s executive director Peter Stanton and its director of development Molly Boxer.
Jeremy Stanton, of Fire Roasted Catering, carves the pig.
The site’s interns and residents pose for a photo outside the tent.
Matt Ragan, Pip Deely and Marc Fasteau; board members Spring Burke and Maggie Strohmier with Molly Boxer.
Volunteers Chieko Maruyma and Lea Kaemper; guests mingle, dine and bid on silent auction items.
Not just a pig roast—chickens were also cooked with a roaring fire.