Stockbridge: Literacy Network gala to honor physicians


The Literacy Network of South Berkshire, headquartered in Lee, will host its 25th anniversary gala Saturday, Oct. 1, at Berkshire Country Day School.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a buffet dinner and dessert by Peter Platt of the Old Inn on the Green.

LitNet, which serves a significant number of immigrant students, is celebrating the diversity of the Berkshire immigrant community.

LitNet will honor two members of the hospitalist program at Berkshire Medical Center, Dr. Tony Makdisi and Dr. Sukhpal Mann. Both doctors immigrated to the United States as adults.

Each physician will receive LitNet's Founders of America Award, which recognizes individuals whose strength of character and commitment to service have improved lives in the Berkshires and beyond.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call LitNet at 413-243-0471 or visit


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