Fundraising Event 18 October 2008

The fourth annual Great River Arts Institute "Stonetacular" fundraiser netted $3,000 for support of its youth programs. 116 tickets were sold. Peter and Teddy Berg graciously hosted the event at their spectacular Rice Mountain estate in Walpole, NH.
Besides viewing the numerous dry stone features on the property (built by yours truly) guests were treated to the music of Jesse Carr's Quartet and a delicious buffet prepared by GRAI's Kristen and Alexis. And if that wasn't enough, Village Square Booksellers was on hand to offer copies of "Listening to Stone," with a portion of the proceeds donated to the cause.
It was a perfect autumn afternoon for an outdoor gathering. There was a nip in the air but the sunshine was bright and warming. After a brisk climb to the top of the tower, guests were rewarded with a splendid view of the surrounding hills. Laughter and conversation spilled over the edge of the front lawn and made its way along the garden paths. The delightful event was a success in raising funds for, and awareness of, Great River's excellent programs.
Dan Snowart, stone, stoneworks