Parties & Openings
July 7 – Rhinebeck
Wilderstein Summer Party
July 6 – Stockbridge
Multicultural BRIDGE Gala
July 2 – Williamstown
Dance We Must Opening
A Novel Night Out At Lenox Library Gala
Lisa Green reports from Lenox. Preface: The following puns and literary references are courtesy of the Lenox Library’s fundraiser, so please, no accusations of plagiarism. But they were perfectly fitting at the gala on Thursday, June 14. The event committee did a superb job, starting with photos on the READ Carpet, LIBations created for the evening (choice of a Hemingway Daiquiri or Fear & Loathing in Lenox), a “Tale of Two Cities” auctions, and a finale to the festivities upstairs with desserts and dancing in the Dome Room. Items in the auctions included four box seats to a Red Sox game, a set of four front-row seats to the Yankees, a week in the south of France and other novel experiences. We left before the auction prizes were determined, but can only hope that all proved to be best sellers. Above, Library Director Amy Lafave with Barbara Sussman Goldberg, president of the board of trustees.
Roderick Thompson and Lisa Zamfino; Hair stylist Susan Burns and Allison Loring.
On the Read Carpet, Sandi Stern, Levi Stern and Dan Stern, whose wife co-chaired the event; attorney Veronica Fenton, who was co-chair of the event and is a library board member, with 1Berkshire’s director of marketing Lindsey Schmid, who volunteered with the gala committee.
The chanteuse of the evening, Marisa Massery, with Chris Lawhorn.
Colin Mathews, Lina Paccaud and Serge Paccaud; Gray Ellrodt, Marianne Deignan, past president of the library board, and Bob Ireland, the library’s new development manager.
The beautiful Sedgwick Reading Room became a jazz cafe for the evening.