On Saturday January 25, 2020, the Friends of the Stone Church (FOSC) will hold a gala dinner and auction at Hartman’s Herb Farm B&B, 1026 Old Dana Road in Barre, starting at 5:30 pm. FOSC President Judy Edington and the board members invite the public to enjoy a farm-prepared dinner and a festive evening with friends, including silent and live auctions and musical entertainment by disc jockey Rick Hendra. 1950s theme dress, formal or casual, is encouraged but not required. Proceeds will go toward repair of the Gilbertville Stone Church and to facilitate its use by the community.
“Fabulous Fifties is the fifth annual winter gala dinner to benefit the preservation of the Stone Church,” said Judy Edington of Gilbertville, FOSC’s president. “We are returning to Hartman’s for their warm hospitality, their attractive decor, and their truly delicious cuisine.” As FOSC board members Clare Hendra, Judith Knight, and Paula Roberts developed the event (for guests of all ages), this very popular music theme was the obvious choice. Auction prizes include a getaway vacation to a lovely family home in Chatham, MA; a membership in the Ronald M. Baglio Sports and Fitness Center at Eagle Hill School; original art and photography by renowned local artists; gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants; and many ‘surprise’ items.
Proceeds of the Fabulous Fifties will help FOSC match a recent $30,000 grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. To donate to the auction, please contact Events@FriendsoftheStoneChurch no later than January 20.