It was an enchanting evening along the Delaware River in Stockton, NJ -
and a great night for our friends at the historic Prallsville Mills.
The new executive director of the Delaware River Mills Society, J. Colby Smith, Esq., is about as calm and peaceful a man as you will ever find. When he isn't raising awareness and funds for the Prallsville Mills, he is teaching yoga and Pilates, raising a son and promoting overall wellness in the community. Yet, when it was time to bring a fresh approach (and a coat of paint) to this community treasure and national historic landmark, he was a wee bit tense!
Colby organized an ambitious day-long event that kicked off with a "Paint the Prallsville" effort, led by The Painting Co. of Lambertville, NJ. That evening, the Fiddlin' in the Mill fundraiser featured sweet bluegrass tunes by Jericho Grass, a delicious BBQ dinner by Bitter Bobs and ice cream sundaes by Owow Cow.
Leave it to Ananta Creative Group to provide stress relief in the form of a cuddly pup named Tank, a fabulous logo and lots of last-minute PR to help make Colby's fundraising effort a success. When more than 200 people and one Great Dane showed up, Colby was able to take a deep breath and soak up the love and support of his friends and community. It was a great event hosted by a truly inspiring person. Thank you, Colby Smith, for sharing your passion for the arts!