The Housatonic Valley Association’s Annual Auction for our Environment is set for Sunday, November 18 at the Washington Primary School. Proceeds fund HVA’s water and land conservation work across the Housatonic Valley.
Christine Baranski, HVA Board member and star of CBS’s The Good Fight and movie Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, chairs the Benefit Auction Committee, and auctioneers extraordinaire Tim Luke (HGTV’s Cash in the Attic) and Greg Strahm take center stage at 2:30pm, keeping bidders on their toes with trademark energy, humor and warmth.
Joining Christine as chairs are Linda Allard, Jack and Pam Baker, Graydon and Anna Carter, Robert Couturier and Jeffrey Morgan, John Favreau, Pat Kennedy Lahoud and Joe Lahoud, Margo Martindale, Diane Meier, Seth and Alexi Meyers, Anne Swift and Lee Lord, and Diane von Furstenberg.
Washington’s own Chris Zaima and Christos Giftos are bringing their design expertise to the setting this year and, along with Debby Bennett of Kent Greenhouse and Gardens, will create just the right ambience for music (Miles of Swing), delectable edibles (Executive Cuisine), cocktails, wine, and exuberant bidding.
Honorary Auction Committee members at the Diamond and Platinum sponsorship level are invited to a special Bellini Brunch reception hosted by Linda Allard and Baranski at Linda’s home from noon to 1 pm before the auction.
The auction lineup of donations from friends throughout the Valley includes vacation and weekend getaways as well as theater and sporting event tickets, dining, home furnishings, antiques, artwork, outdoor gear and unique opportunities!
Proceeds help conserve riverfront land and woodland corridors, clean up pollution, protect drinking water, save wildlife habitat, allow countless children to enjoy and learn about our natural world – and so much more in the Housatonic River Valley.
Founded in 1941, HVA is uniquely dedicated to protecting the entire Housatonic River Watershed. The watershed includes about 2,000 square miles of land stretching from western Massachusetts through western Connecticut and eastern New York to Long Island Sound. HVA’s offices are in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut; Stockbridge, Massachusetts and Wassaic, New York. For more information, please visit hvatoday.org.
Sunday, November 18, at 1 pm
Bellini Brunch reception: 12 – 1 pm
Auction begins at: 2:30 pm
Tickets: go to website or call
Washington Primary School
11 School Street