The 27th Annual Fall Country Luncheon was held on Sunday, October 7th at Jane and Shepard Ellenberg’s gorgeous Hallmark Farm. The rain held off and more than 400 supporters gathered at the farm to celebrate land conservation. Guests were also treated to “Horses of the Hudson Valley.” Conceived and orchestrated by Tom and Maddie Duggan of Kildare Stables the demonstration was a fascinating showcase of the many ways that horses are a part of our lives here in Dutchess County. Many thanks to the Duggans, and to Marion de Vogel for capturing the magic of the day.
Tremendous thanks to our hosts, Jane and Shepard Ellenberg, for allowing us to hold our luncheon at their bucolic Hallmark Farm; to Co-chairs Sarah von Maltzahn and Monica G-S Wambold for their hard work to ensure a well-planned and stunningly executed event; to Georgina Schaeffer, our Auction Chair, for going above and beyond to obtain such wonderful items for our silent auction.
Our deepest gratitude to the following: Bank of Millbrook, Paula Redmond Real Estate, Village Wine & Spirits, Tom Duggan and Kildare Stables and all the participants of Horses of the Hudson Valley, Rodney Paterson, Michael Poulin of Squirrel Hall Gifts & Twin Brooks Nursery, Marion de Vogel, Tim Bontecou, Janice Silverstone, Katie Kinsey, Elizabeth & Thomas Mulvey, Kathy Landman, Joe Krein, and a very special thank you to all of our generous auction donors.
Photos: Barbara Beatty Photography