Saturday, April 29, 2006

Peter Tork to perform in Ashford - May 20

Form the Joshua's Trust website (click above link):

Peter Tork Performs at Trust Benefit Party

May 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Knowlton Memorial Hall in Ashford

Peter Tork, who first made his musical mark with the Monkees, will provide a musical interlude at a party to benefit Joshua's Tract Conservation and Historic Trust. The event will be held on May 20, from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Knowlton Memorial Hall, Rt. 44, in Ashford. Wine and refreshments will be served starting at 5:00 p.m.; music at 6:00 p.m. Co-chairs of the event, Isabelle Atwood and Mona Anderson, hope to raise money for the Land Acquisition Fund. They encourage you to make your reservation early because many events this year have been oversold, disappointing some people who had hoped to come.

Peter Tork, who grew up in Storrs, is a versatile musician whose recent tours with Shoe Suede Blues have drawn enthusiastic audiences. He is donating his performance to assist with the Trust's local conservation efforts. Knowlton Memorial Hall, which is Ashford's former town hall, was donated by C.C. Knowlton, grandfather of Mildred Hamilton Knowlton, who gifted land to Joshua's Trust. Isabelle describes it as a beautiful space for a party. The hall is located just off Rt. 44.

Most of the land owned by Joshua's Trust has come as gifts from families or individuals like the Knowltons; however, the Trust has purchased a few parcels at below market value, such as Proposal Rock in Mansfield. In recent years, the Trust has adopted a more pro-active approach to conserving open space and during the coming year will have an opportunity to permanently protect one of the area's prime properties. The Trust will have to raise a considerable amount to do this. Help to start the campaign by inviting friends to join you for a great social event on May 20!

To print the reservation form, CLICK HERE. Reservations must be received prior to May 15th!

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