WASHINGTON — The Housatonic Valley Association’s Annual Auction for our Environment is set for 2 p.m. on Nov. 10, at the Washington Primary School, 11 School Street, Washington Depot. 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, is chairwoman of the Benefit Auction Committee. Auctioneer CK Swett takes center stage at 3 p.m., keeping bidders on their toes with trademark energy, humor and warmth.
Joining Christine on the committee are co-chairs Linda Allard, Rebecca Neary and Alexandra Peters as well as Jack and Pam Baker, John Favreau, Pat Lahoud, Margo Martindale, Diane Meier, Seth and Alexi Meyers, and Anne Swift and Lee Lord.
Washington’s own Chris Zaima is bringing 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 (the Sean Sheridan Band), delectable edibles (Executive Cuisine), cocktails, wine, and exuberant bidding.
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.
The auction has sold-out in recent years. Reserve seats by calling 860-672-6678 or purchase your tickets online at hvatoday.org.
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 visit hvatoday.org.