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BFAIR to Hold Annual Meeting April 27

NORTH ADAMS — Berkshire Family & Individual Resources Inc. (BFAIR) will host its annual meeting on Friday, April 27 at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

The breakfast, set to begin at 7:30 a.m., will include the presentation of several awards for employee recognition, as well as the recognition of the community partner of the year, Richard Alcombright, former mayor of North Adams, longtime advocate for people with disabilities, and currently serving as vice president, Local Business & Customer Relations manager at MountainOne. Additionally, the chairman of the board will offer remarks on the organization’s continued expansion throughout the Berkshires and into Hampden and Hampshire counties.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Chris May, advocate and photographer. A young man living with Down syndrome, May has worked hard to advocate for himself and others at the State House and in Washington. His love of photography has flourished into an impressive hobby and job. With a vast amount of dedication and volunteer effort, May offers a positive outlook on life, in spite of any perceived barriers.

This event is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. The cost is $10 per person. To attend the annual meeting, RSVP by Friday, April 20 to Carol Fox at (413) 664-9382, ext. 40, or cfox@bfair.org, or online at www.bfair.org.