Colby Curtis Thanks Supporters Over Cocktails
On Thursday, November 10th, the Colby Curtis Museum held its’ annual Christmas cocktail party, which is hosted each year as a means for the museum to thank its’ supporters, staff and volunteers. This year’s event attracted a large turnout with approximately 75 to 80 guests in attendance.
Thursday’s party coincided with the official opening of the museum’s Christmas boutique, which had a profitable night, with sales reaching approximately $900 for the evening. Museum staff and volunteers wisely prepared beautiful Christmas gift baskets and homemade pies for sale to party guests, resulting in approximately $500 in funds raised for the benefit of the museum. Many of the items in the baskets were donated by local vendors, and the homemade pies were donated by local supporters of the museum.
Stanstead Historical Society president, Ann Montgomery, gave a speech thanking all of the museum’s support--
ers for their dedication and hard work. Also announced was the four month closing of the museum this winter, effective December 1st, with a scheduled reopen date of April 1st, 2012. One of the reasons cited was the recent ill health of Museum Director and Curator, Pierre Rastoul, which will require a threemonth convalescence period. The Museum will still have staff working one day a week and are accessible through their voice mail for parties wishing to access Museum services and information.
Patrons of the Colby-curtis Museum were treated to wine and hors d-oeuvres at the Museum’s early Christmas party last Thursday.