Adams Committee Raising Money for Susan B. Anthony Celebration
iBerkshires.com reports the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee is finalizing plans for upcoming events and fundraisers.
The committee was formed by the town of Adams to spearhead a yearlong celebration of Susan B. Anthony's 200th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that ensured women the right to vote. Adams is taking the lead nationally in recognizing Anthony as she was born on East Road in 1820.
As part of the festivities, the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum will be holding a Historic Costume Contest and Fundraiser at First Congregational Church in Williamstown on Oct. 19. Guests are encouraged to dress in historically accurate outfits from Anthony's time and judges from local theater, art, and historical organizations will award prizes in several categories. Proceeds will go to the museum and to the committee.
Trivia buffs can head to the Bass Water Grill in Cheshire on Nov. 7th for a Women's History Trivia Night. Teams of four will compete for prizes over five rounds of trivia with questions leaning heavily toward history-making women. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the committee.
On Jan. 18, Jill and Edmund St. John IV will be hosting music bingo at the Bass Water Grill. Listen to your favorite hits and play various styles of bingo while raising money for the cause. For every $25 donated, each contestant will receive two bingo cards.
The Black and Red Gala will be the anniversary committee's formal dinner fundraiser. It will be at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield and include a full dinner and a cash bar. The event will fall exactly on what would have been Anthony's 200th birthday. Samantha Talora will provide the entertainment for the evening. Tickets are $60 per person.
Two new potential events were discussed Thursday night. Adams resident Virginia Duval wants the next town election to highlight the efforts of Anthony by emphasizing not just a woman's right to vote, but everyone's.
For more information on all the events leading up to the celebration visit celebratesuffrage.org or the Celebrate Susan B Anthony Facebook page.