In the Berkshires: Taconic fundraiser to support classmate

Wednesday May 23, 2012


Taconic fundraiser to support classmate

The Taconic High School Marketing and Event Plan ning Class announces its support for a unique fundraising event on Friday.

The Taconic High School "Relay For Recovery" from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the school track will support Matt Driscoll, an 11th grade student at Taconic who was severely injured in a car accident earlier this year.

In honor of his membership on the Taconic Track Team, the "Relay For Recovery" will help support his dream of one day running again.

Relayers will walk or run around the track for an hour. They are re quested to make a $5 donation and raise an additional $1 per lap through sponsors. Students must register to day.

For information, call Heath er Mc Neice at (413) 448-9600 (THS Room 214).


BART students
present history fair

Berkshire Arts and Tech nology Charter School will host its first History Fair from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Fifty-two students in Deb orah Calderara's history classes have been learning history through studying arch itecture -- family homes, town buildings, factories and other facilities throughout the county.

The history fair is the final event of a year-long project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Students created models of their sites, such as the Susan B. Anthony home and Fort Massachusetts, and will accompany these with demonstrations, photographs, maps and timelines.


Trail run fundraiser
planned for June 9

Youth Center Inc. and Adams Friends of Animals will hold a fundraising trail race on Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at Russell Field. The course is a 5K trail run and one-mile children and pets walk on Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. Rain date is June 10.

Cost is $25 for individuals and $50 for families in advance; $35 day of race. The first 100 to register will receive a T-shirt. Registration deadline is May 31.

Awards will be given to first, second and third overall male and female for the trail run only. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Center and the Adams Friends of An imals' Roy Thompson Schol arship Fund. Information: Sonia Di Santi at (413) 743-3550 or


Memorial Day parade
slated for Monday

The Memorial Day Parade will form at 9 a.m. on Monday at Dalton United Methodist Church. The parade will step off at 9:30 a.m., proceeding down Main Street to the Main Street Cemetery for a ceremony at the Mound of the Unknown Dead.

Parade marshal and main speaker for the event will be American Legion Department Vice Commander Stephen Sylvestrie. Master of ceremonies will be Thomas Callahan. Aides to the parade marshal are Lawrence E. Brothers Jr., senior vice commander of Dalton American Legion Post 155, and Joseph Staples, commander of Dalton VFW Post 9566.

Participants include the Dalton American Legion Color Guard and Firing Squad, Dalton VFW Color Guard, wreath bearers, Wahconah Regional High School band, Sheriff Thomas Bowler and his Honor Guard, cheerleaders, Scout troops, town officials, the Rev. Christopher Malatesta. In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place at Nessacus Regional Middle School.


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