Hill Residents Lend Support To Historic New England Benefit

August 20, 2015
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Beacon Hill residents Ernie and Joan Berndt and Leigh and George Denny were among the guests at Historic New England’s Feast for the Farms on Aug. 7.

The event raised funds to benefit the preservation and care of Casey Farm in Saunderstown and Watson Farm in Jamestown, two of the oldest working farms in the state.

Nearly 100 guests gathered to celebrate Rhode Island food, agricultural traditions and area history. A festive cocktail hour, including a raw bar with oysters from Ocean State Oyster Festival, was followed by a three-course dinner featuring a menu of locally sourced cuisine by Russell Morin Catering and Events.

Liquid refreshments included the signature cocktail – Casey Gin Smash. Beer and wine were donated by McLaughlin & Moran, Inc. and Narragansett Brewery, and bluegrass music was provided by area band Local Freight.

Funds raised at Feast for the Farms support preservation projects and public programs at Historic New England’s Casey Farm and Watson Farm and our mission to ensure that the region’s historic sites and collections will be enjoyed by the public for generations to come.

Event Committee members are Ian Barnacle, Jon-Paul Couture, Tripp Evans and Ed Cabral, Cristina and Bill Harsch, Cathy Lund and P

Carl R. Nold, with Ernie and Joan Berndt, at Historic New England’s Feast for the Farms.

Carl R. Nold, with Ernie and Joan Berndt, at Historic New England’s Feast for the Farms.

eter Karczmar, Chris Marsella, Heather and Don Minto, Jean and Paul Moran, Frank Mullin, Carl R. Nold, Mary and Doug Riggs, Dennis Stark and Courtney Taylor.

Event Sponsors are Maureen and Edward Bousa, Couture Design Associates, Cristina and Bill Harsch, Karen and Warren McFarlan, Sandra and Holt Massey, Jean and Paul Moran, Carl R. Nold, and William Vareika Fine Art.

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