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The JLBC’s Signature Fundraiser Gathers A Crowd
Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield. Core values of The Junior League of Berkshire County (JLBC) are volunteerism, leadership, collaboration, diversity, mentoring and respect. On Thursday, November 6, the organization focused all those values on its annual fall fundraiser, the 7th annual Taste of the Berkshires. Held at Pittsfield’s Crowne Plaza hotel, over 25 restaurants from across Berkshire County attended and, much like the selection of restaurants in our region, the menu was diverse. There was Malaysian cuisine provided by Flavours Of Malaysia; sushi from 7 Grille, with some comfort food favorites mixed in like pasta from Mazzeo’s Ristorante and barbeque from MadJacks. Sweets were plentiful too: tables were piled high with cakes and pastries, and even Pittsfield (relative) newcomer Ayelada offered up its frozen yogurt. All proceeds from the event will go to community-based programs such as Curl Up With a Good Book, a literacy-focused evening, and Kids in the Kitchen, which helps prevent childhood obesity by teaching children about smart food choices. Above, President Jessica Shandor with fundraising chair Mia Albano.
State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, former JLBC member Amy Novisky and David Novisky.
Hinsdale residents Roberta Francis and Burton Francis; former JLBC member Mary Kay Farley and teacher Mary Beth Eldridge.
Madeleine’s Patisserie & Cafe proprietor Ashely Summers with staffer Nicole Wheeler; Kristine Warfield with her daughter, JLBC member Nora Tassone.
Lisa LoBou and Todd Walton, husband of a JLBC member; Sarah Truden and James Truden.
Former president Karen Rogers with sustainer Heather McDermott; Williamstown’s Hops And Vines was represented by the husband and wife team of Megan Beuth and Robert Beuth.
Monterey residents Carol Edelman and James Edelman.