An Evening of Love for the Catskills

Friends of the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC), members of the Catskill Center, volunteers, friends and staff all recently enjoyed a fabulous evening of song, music, traditional drumming, local cuisine and libations, all to support the CIC at the recent Fall Gala.

On Sunday, October 9th, we gathered at the CIC to enjoy music by Thunderheart and Skye, remarks by Markley Boyer, who chairs the Catskill Center's board of directors, and Jeff Senterman, executive director for the Catskill Center. 

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, at dusk. 

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, at dusk. 

Guests enjoyed a silent auction with gifts, services, art and more donated by regional businesses like Spruceton Inn. 

Dining under the big tent guests sampled trout caviar from the Beaverkill Hatchery, local hard cider from Awestruck, and other fine foods from local caterer, Mary's Cookin' Again.  

Some of the delicious local cuisine enjoyed by guests at the CIC Fall Gala.  

Some of the delicious local cuisine enjoyed by guests at the CIC Fall Gala.  

Accompanying the fine foods were beautiful flowers sourced, grown and arranged locally by Bobolink Flowers.  

Board member Peg DiBenedetto sampling some Beaverkill trout along side staff member Katie Palm and guest.  

Board member Peg DiBenedetto sampling some Beaverkill trout along side staff member Katie Palm and guest.  

The evening reached a crescendo with beautiful traditional Native American drumming by Thunderheart.  Afterwards the band Skye played beautiful Celtic cello arrangements. 

Members of Skye and Thunderheart, the evening's entertainment. 

Members of Skye and Thunderheart, the evening's entertainment. 

Thank you to all who enjoyed this very special evening to support the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center. 

Skye, on stage at the Fall Gala.  

Skye, on stage at the Fall Gala.  

Markley Boyer, chair, board of directors of the Catskill Center, delivering opening remarks.  

Markley Boyer, chair, board of directors of the Catskill Center, delivering opening remarks.  

Guests enjoying welcoming remarks by Jeff Senterman, executive director, Catskill Center. 

Guests enjoying welcoming remarks by Jeff Senterman, executive director, Catskill Center.