The gala brings in thousands of dollars for Kids Place each year. Friday's event, the "Diamonds and Ice 25th Anniversary Gala," drew hundreds of attendees and donations for a silent auction ranging from lunch with local officials to airfare and Cape Cod vacations.
A color run is where participants wear white t-shirts and are doused with color as they run through the course. The first year was the most successful, Baran said, though the weather in the past few years hasn't been as cooperative. Saturday's event will go on rain or shine - or snow.
On Friday night, the country club's dining room was transformed into an "Evening in the Enchanted Forest" with woodsy decorations and twinkling lights to raise funds for the agency and honor volunteers who have helped its mission. Guests were welcomed by gala co-chairs Tim and Ana Suffish and thanked by board Chairwoman Rosemarie Phelps.
The Berkshire County Kids Place is a nationally accredited Children's Advocacy Center that provides intervention, prevention and treatment services for victims of child abuse and family violence in Berkshire County.
Local law enforcement, prosecutors and members of the community will tee it up at Berkshire Hills Country Club to support the programs and services provided by Berkshire County Kids' Place, a children's advocacy center that provides services to approximately 400 child victims and their non-offending family each year at no cost.