HVA to hold virtual benefit auction Feb. 21

The Housatonic Valley Association will announced its virtual benefit auction for the environment has been moved from Nov. 22 to Feb. 21.

“Auction software issues necessitated moving the date,” said Lynn Werner, HVA executive director. “We want to make sure the event is a smooth and happy experience for all our wonderful patrons and donors.”

Actress Christine Baranski will serve as host for the evening.

Alexandra Peters of Sharon and Rebecca Neary of Warren will return for the second year as co-chairs of the event that raises funds to help keep the waterways and lands of the three-state Housatonic Valley clean and healthy.

Baranski is an HVA board member and costar of CBS’s “The Good Fight” and movie “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again.”

Martindale has had roles in many films including “Dead Man Walking,” “Marvin's Room” and “Million Dollar Baby.”

Lead corporate sponsors include Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Litchfield Distillery, and Aquarion Water Company.

Founded in 1941, HVA is uniquely dedicated to protecting the entire Housatonic River Watershed.

The watershed includes about 2,000 square miles of land stretching from western Massachusetts through western Connecticut and eastern New York to Long Island Sound.

HVA’s offices are in Cornwall Bridge, Stockbridge, Mass., and Wassaic, N.Y.