Past Event:

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Christmas Tree Showcase

Saturday, December 2, 2017
The First Congregational Church
Williamstown

The annual Christmas Tree Showcase was held this year on Saturday, December 3 at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown. Our goal was to raise funds as well as to educate the community about Habitat for Humanity and to give back to the community during the holiday season by offering a wonderful display of trees for all to enjoy.

The Showcase is part of the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk. Members of the community, schools, churches, local businesses and community organizations are invited to purchase miniature artificial trees for $7 each and to decorate them for the showcase and raffle.

We would like to thank the many, many individuals, businesses, schools, non-profit organizations and youth organizations who purchase and decorate trees for us every year. We thank our sellers of trees: Alton & Westall, Goodman's Jewelers, Mt. Williams Greenhouses, St. John's Episcopal Church, First Congregational Church in Williamstown and DeLego Jewelry Store, and First Baptist Church in North Adams. We also thank Aladco Linens for their yearly donation of tablecloths for the showcase and the First Congregational Church for hosting the event and providing refreshments. We greatly appreciate your support and generosity of time and money.

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Thanks to all 2017 Christmas Tree Donors, including those who donated anonymously.
Vankin Family Goodman's Jewelers
Berkshire Emporium Ramunto's Pizza and Pub
In Touch Spa Williamstown Chiropractic
Carra Waara and Sarah Wong Becks Printing
RR Reindeer Mary Francis Curns
Jackson & Cocoa Curns St. Johns Episcopal Church
Joanne Hurlbut Karen Lartin
North Adams Schools (7 trees) Brownie Girl Scout Troop #64595
First Baptist Church Adams Community Bank (6 trees)
Melissa's Hair Styling Amy's Cottage
Greylock Federal Credit Union Boy Scout Troop #70
Jette Brooks Williamstown Physical Therapy
Northern Berkshire Community Action First Baptist Church North Adams (3 trees)
Registrar's Office Williams College Purple Valley Auto
Jenna Racette Where's You Get That
Tunnel City Coffee Mt Williams Greenhouses
Williamstown Youth Center (3 trees) Blackington Manor
Mountain One Williamstown CT Management (4 trees)
Girl Scout Troop #12940 (2 trees) Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
Klara & Karen Benko Berkshire Bank North Adams
Brooklyn St Neighborhood Alliance (2 trees) BFair
Beth Wiggers Center for Learning in Action (3 trees)
WilliNet Girl Scout Troop #4003 (2 trees)
Girl Scout Troop #64790 Keith Davis
Big Y North Adams (11 trees) Berkshire Baby Box
Maureen Duffy Alton & Westall (2 treet)
Muriel Rice (2 trees) Beth Goodman
Free Fall Laser Harsch Realty (3 trees)

 


Adams Free Library Summer Reading Program Donates to Habitat for Humanity
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Many thanks for the donation of $1,795 from the Adams Free Library Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme was “Build a Better World,” and Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity was designated as the beneficiary.
The library’s Board of Trustees budgeted $1,500 for the program, with participants earning $1 for each picture book, $5 for each chapter book, and $10 for each book over 350 pages. There was no limit on the amount of money each child could earn, and they could read any book they wanted from the library. But the kids, all 107 of them who signed up, surprised everyone by reading 1,000 books and earning $1,795! The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the full amount.


 

Dedication for our West Shaft Road project:

Our project was completed in late-May, with a dedication in September.

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Past Events:

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NBHfH presented a dinner theatre "Trouble at Tropicabana" on Friday, March 10, at Bounti-Fare Restaurant. The murder mystery was performed by the Drury High School Performing Arts and Performing Arts Management classes. The play was presented in acts between courses of the meal with the actors mingling with the audience between acts and soliciting audience participation during the dance routines. This was a fun, well attended event.

Proceeds from the event will benefit NBHfH in their building projects. Many thanks to Drury High School students and teachers for their theatre presentation as well as providing ticket and waitstaff service. And many thanks to Bounti-Fare restaurant for hosting this event.



 


High Striker

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NBHfH was at the North Adams Downtown Celebration and Motorama in August, with our High Striker built by Drury's CAD/CAM class. The class was presented with the challenge of creating a strength test machine fundraiser for Habitatl. All students came up with designs and Alex Boulger and Jake DiLego created the winning design. The entire class worked on the construction and students include Alex Boulger, Justin Bush, Jake DiLego, Zach Flagg, Tiffany Goodermote, Jacob Groves, Jose' Melendez, Joe Ryan, Robert Wilkins II and Corey Williams.