Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Taste of Community: Feeding the Soul
Rachel Louchen reports from Great Barrington.
Guests noshed for a great cause on Thursday, March 7, for the third annual Taste of Community at Berkshire South in Great Barrington. The event raised proceeds for the Community Supper Program, which serves 125 people once per week with meals prepared by chefs from local restaurants. Established in 2009, the program gives these chefs (from eateries such as Castle Street Cafe and Aroma) $250 per week to prepare wholesome meals for community members in need, from senior citizens living alone to families with young children. At the party, local businesses and volunteers mingled with guests as they enjoyed fresh salads from Guido’s, beer from Big Elm Brewery, and ice cream from SoCo Creamery, among other delights. The turnout of 200, which far surpassed years past, assures that the donation-based program, which served more than 3,500 meals in 2012 alone, will continue to keep members of the community well fed. At left, Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe’s Debbie Scalia and husband, John Scalia with their granddaughter, Lexie.
Lynne Posner with her husband, Jerry Posner of Sheffield; Cord Kenyon and Sarah Edward of Canaan, CT.
Melissa Beeson Higgins, Executive Director Jenise Lucey, and Jaime Higgins.
Kathy Roy and Tom Roy, of Great Barrington; Jacon Kuhn, Erin Connor, and Plaza Package General Manager Jennifer Andersen.
Barbara Manring and husband, Roger Manring of Great Barrington; Alice Reilly of Lee, George Ryan of Great Barrington, and Tom Blauvelt of Great Barrington.
Chez Nous Bistro owners Franck Tessier and Rachel Portnoy.