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Housatonic Valley Association Auction Celebrates 25 Years

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tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/102102up.jpg" style="width: 683px; height: 348px;"></p> <p>This Sunday, November 8th, the Housatonic Valley Association's annual auction to benefit the environment will honor auction founder Diane von Furstenberg. The auction will take place at 1 p.m at the Washington Primary School located at 11 School Street, Washington Depot.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/hva_DVFChristine2007bPomperantz-cc.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 335px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Diane von Furstenberg and Christine Baranski- Photo courtesy of Litchfield Magazine</p> <p>Actress Christine Baranski, currently a co-star in CBS's "The Good Wife”, will be joining other celebrities such as Anderson Cooper, Diane von Furstenberg, Seth Meyers, Mia Farrow, and Meryl Streep to co-chair this important fundraising event. These stars have homes in Litchfield and Berkshire Counties and are dedicated to the mission of the association.</p> <p>As noted on their website, the Housatonic Valley Association, "a tri-state nonprofit citizen’s environmental group, works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of its communities by protecting and restoring the land and waters of the 2,000-square-mile Housatonic watershed from its source in the Pittsfield, Massachusetts area to Long Island Sound for this and future generations."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/housatonic-river-2-2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;"><span style="font-size: 0.7em; line-height: 1.3;"> </span></p> <p>The auction will feature such items as a week’s stay for six people at a gated resort in the Dominican Republic; a vacation in a five-bedroom, 12th-century limestone village home with an extensive wine cellar in southwest France; a trip to a charming cottage in County Cork, Ireland; a $500 gift certificate from Manolo Blahnik USA; a bourbon tasting party for 25 people at the Litchfield Distillery; four tickets to see the last Connecticut performance of Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/hva_HappyBidderHSD2013-cc.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Last Year's HVA Auction</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Catalog-Cover-2015.jpg" style="width: 288px; height: 373px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">This Year's Auction Catalog</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Housatonic_river.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;"></p> <p>To learn more about the Housatonic Valley Association, please click on the link <a href="http://www.hvatoday.org/who-we-are/">here</a>.</p> <p>To donate, please click on the link <a href="https://secure.etransfer.com/EFT/Donation480/donation1.cfm?d2org=HVA&d2tool=donate"> here.</a></p> <p> </p>

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