With its great lawn, endless stonewalls and sweeping vistas of Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands, Kissy Russell’s property, Barney’s Joy Creek Farm in South Dartmouth, provided a magnificent backdrop for the June 16th RJD annual fundraising dinner dance.
Historically, local knowledge of the Southcoast area’s rugged shoreline facilitated “landing the goods,” during prohibition. Knowing this, Kissy suggested a Rum Runners theme for the evening’s festivities. Vintage cars on the great lawn set the stage as 270 guests arrived, many in period dress. A swing band, interspersing tunes of the 1920s, kept guests on the dance floor throughout the evening.
The Museum extends sincere thanks to attendees and those who supported the record breaking Silent Auction with donations and purchases. We gratefully acknowledge our corporate sponsor Stonegate Mortgage and the many volunteers who made this event a success. Proceeds from the event will be used to underwrite the cost of student educational programming at the Museum, with more than 2,400 students participating annually free of charge.