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Parties & Openings

July 7 – Rhinebeck
Wilderstein Summer Party

July 6 – Stockbridge
Multicultural BRIDGE Gala

July 2 – Williamstown
Dance We Must Opening

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The HCBF Literacy Fund Toasts To Ten Years

Amy Krzanik reports from Hudson. This year, the Hudson Children’s Book Festival (HCBF) is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the Fest’s Literacy Fund is marking its sixth year helping the city’s kids attend and purchase a book of their choice at the event. The group’s annual cocktail party fundraiser again was held at Stair Galleries this past Saturday, March 24. To show how the Fund has grown, its co-founder Susan Simon related to the crowd how the first year’s party raised enough to give away around 300-400 book vouchers, while last year The Fund gave away vouchers for 1,850 books. The HCBF Literacy Fund also works to help Hudson’s school libraries stock their shelves, an ongoing project that was able to donate 700 books just this past year alone. This year’s big Festival will occur on Saturday, May 5, with featured author Kwame Alexander. [Above: Festival co-founder Susan Simon, Colin Stair and Literacy Fund co-founder Chris Jones.]

Maria Suttmeier, Hudson City School District superintendent and HCBF co-founder, with Hudson gallerist Carrie Haddad; Bridget Smith, a Literacy Fund board member, with the Fest’s co-founder and co-director Lisa Dolan and art dealer Tom Swope.

Tony Jones, Pooky Amsterdam, board member Martha McMaster, Mark Prezorski, senior vice president at The Olana Partnership, Chris Jones and Agi Clark.

Hudson Area Library director Emily Chameides with Danette Gorman; Karen Davis and Mark Orton of the Davis Orton Gallery flank artist Margaret Saliske, whose work will be on exhibit there this year.

Lisa Dolan, Tessy Keller, Gene Stone, Chris Hays and Jay Neuschatz.

Cynthia Lathrop with designer Marlene Marshall; Edgar Acevedo, Mary Daly and Sarah Berney.

Susan Simon, Hudson mayor Rick Rector, Chris Jones and Carole Osterink; teachers and Literacy Fund board members Deirdre McCarthy and Melissa Brown.

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