This page is dedicated to the 2018 event. 

Join us for the event of the season!
This year, Hillcrest is proud to present Sheriff Thomas Bowler with the Irish Person of the Year Award.

Prior to his election as Sheriff in November of 2010, Sheriff Bowler was a 24-year veteran of the Pittsfield Police Department, serving as a Detective since 1988.  In addition to his work in the Detective Bureau, he served in the Drug Unit and as an Arson Investigator as well as Assistant Deputy Superintendent-Security Affairs. Sheriff Bowler resides in Pittsfield with his wife Dayle and four children: TJ, Sarah, Katie and Meghan.

Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award
Additionally, Hillcrest will present the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award to Pittsfield Police Officer Darren Derby.Officer Derby has been committed to community outreach and has been a mentor and friend to many children and adults in the community. His involvement in many community organizations such as the Basketball hoop program, Torch Run as the County Coordinator for Special Olympics, Shop with a Cop program, and several others keeps Darren in touch with the needs of the local children and families. Darren is celebrating his 17th year on the force, with the last 9 on patrol. He currently lives in Lanesboro with Heather, his wife of 17 years.

Silent Auction Overview:

Great news: Hillcrest is offering convenient online and mobile bidding in our silent auction! Online bidding will begin about a week before
the event and continue until the night of the event! New items are always being added. You don't need to be present, or even attend the event, just register below.

When you register, you’ll receive a personalized bidding link that will allow you to browse the entire silent auction catalog. From this
Mobile Bidding Center, you can place your bids on selected items with the option of setting a maximum bid (like e-Bay!) and you can depend on a text notification when/if you’re outbid.

There is no need to worry about the new system as bidding assistants will be in place throughout the evening at the event itself to answer any questions and assist with the process. Should you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to reach out to Tim Gallagher at:

    ● e-mail:
    ● phone: 413.499.7924 x133.

Looking forward to seeing you (with your charged cell phone) at 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 15th, 2018! Thank
you as always for your support.
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