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BFAIR Celebrates 25 Years with Success at First Signature Event

NORTH ADAMS — BFAIR held its first signature event, a masquerade gala, on Oct. 25 at the Proprietor’s Lodge in Pittsfield, celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary while raising more than $110,000.

Adams Community Bank was the underwriter of the event, followed by MountainOne Bank as a diamond-level sponsor and gold sponsors Greylock Federal Credit Union and Health New England.

A silent auction, raffle, and live auction were among many activities of the night, but the true passion of the evening was shown during the speech given by Brittany Dorwin, who receives employment services from BFAIR. Unveiled after her moving testimony was the agency’s 25th-anniversary video, showcasing people receiving services, support staff, and administration.

A.J. Enchill, district aide to state Sen. Adams Hinds, presented Kim Baker, BFAIR board member and gala committee chair, with a Senate citation for the work done by the agency over the last 25 years helping people with intellectual disabilities, autism, and acquired brain injuries.

“A huge thank you to the event underwriter, Adams Community Bank, the many sponsors, private donors, community partners, vendors, volunteers, board, and BFAIR staff for their unwavering support and generosity to help make our celebration and fundraiser a big success,” CEO Rich Weisenflue said.