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Tartans for the Trust

Enjoying and Preserving Our Open Spaces

Written by Lisa Stamos

Photography By Linda M. Barrett

BACT Boards of Directors (from left) Richard Lamkey, Melissa Kinast (BACT Exec. Dir.), Jan Nestrud, Matt Wilkens, Betsy Bramsen, Charlie Keppel, Larry Ekstrom, Karen Trzaska, and Board President Matt Vondra.

Amidst the picturesque surroundings of Valley View Farm, home to gracious hosts Colleen and Bill Noyes, the Tartans for the Trust event unfolded as a testament to community and conservation. This year, the ambiance was heightened by more than just sunlit skies, live Irish melodies, and a curated Scotch tasting. Board President Matt Vondra proudly announced that BACT has ushered nearly 100 additional acres under conservation easements in the past year.

The annual outdoor event is great fun for the entire family. This year, attending was a large number of children who enjoyed visiting with the SOUL Harbour Ranch staff and their miniature therapy horses, dancing to the Highlands-style music, and playing together on the beautiful Noyes’ property. It was a day of celebrating family and friends, and the community’s dedication to preserving its open spaces.

For more information or to support BACT’s mission, visit bactrust.org.

Hosts Bill and Colleen Noyes

Lisa Stamos is the founder of Quintessential Media Group and the publisher of Quintessential Barrington magazine. She may be reached at lisa@qbarrington.com.

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