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Toasting and Tasting for Berkshire South Fundraiser
11:46AM / Friday, October 13, 2023
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Share a taste of community at Toasting & Tasting for Berkshire South, the Community Center's beer, wine and spirit tasting fundraiser supporting its financial assistance program. 
Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5-9 p.m., the event features the Michael Junkins Trio, light fare from KJ Nosh, beverages from local alcohol purveyors, a silent auction, a mystery Wine Pull, a free photo booth, and more activities.
"Berkshire South Regional Community Center awards nearly $125,000 annually through our financial assistance program. We live our mission that all are welcome regardless of ability to pay," said Jenise Lucey, Executive Director of BSRCC.  "This year, our financial assistance program applications have already exceeded last year's total applications. As the community need grows, so do the number of applications. No one qualified has ever been turned away."
Funds from Berkshire South's Financial Assistance Program go to preschoolers, students in our after-school care, aquatics, fitness and wellness class attendees, those in our adaptive needs classes, and even summer campers in need.
Vendors at the event will include Higher Bar, who will be onsite with their Mobile Cocktail Bar, South Egremont Spirit Shoppe, Départ Wine, Beer & Beverage, Dare Bottleshop & Provisions, Domaney's Liquors & Fine Wines, Big Elm Brewing, Les Trois Emme Winery, Barrington Brewery, and Sena Farm Brewery.
There will likewise be plenty of spirit-free beverages including an affogato station featuring No. 6 Depot coffee and High Lawn Farm ice cream, assorted teas from Extra Special Teas, and a Make-Your-Own Mocktail station.
Tickets for Young Professionals (under 40) are only $35 in advance, tickets for all others in advance are $38, and $45 at the door. Tickets are for sale online at Call for more info: 413.528.2810.
Event sponsors include The Donald C. McGraw Foundation, Adams Community Bank, Barbara & Roger Manring, Ethel Patterson & Michael Bandzierz, Carlson Propane, Susan & Hank Ferlauto, Onyx Specialty Paper, Autobahn Service, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Barnbrook Realty, Berkshire Money Management, Clark Green + Bek, David Cooke Plaster Co, LLC, John W. Field Tree Service, Inc., MD Amstead & Associates, and Renaissance Investment Group, LLC.
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