Meet our marketing partner, Patrick White
He lives in the "best Christmas town in America," according to Country Living magazine
For going on 15 years, Holland Litho has worked with Patrick White, who designed and manages our website and helps us write and create our monthly newsletter.
Patrick lives in Stockbridge, a small town of less than 2,000 folks near the New York State border in Western Massachusetts. It's a rural setting without a single traffic light, like so many American small towns. It's also quite a special place.
Stockbridge is home to the Norman Rockwell Museum, as Mr. Rockwell spent his last 25 years living there. It is also home to Chesterwood, the museum on the grounds of what was Daniel Chester French's sculpture studio. He's the gent who created the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, and you can see one of his models for this iconic work right there!
Stockbridge hosts an annual re-creation of Norman Rockwell's Christmas on Main Street painting, for which the town was the setting. That commitment to Rockwell's ideal of small town charm this year earned the town the number one ranking on Country Living magazine's "Best Christmas Town in America" list.
It is also home to Tanglewood, the largest outdoor concert venue in the western half of Massachusetts. In recent years, he has enjoyed the music of Dolly Parton, James Taylor, the Boston Symphony and many other artists. That's easy for him, as he lives literally across this road and often hangs out with the local sheriffs who direct traffic and listens from just outside his front yard.
In June, Patrick ran for and won a seat on his local select board, which is a three-person committee that runs the town, sort of like a mayor's office. His big project right now: working with his local churches on a broad food security initiative to make sure no one goes hungry, especially families with children and the elderly, in these difficult times for so many.
Many thanks to Patrick for his work on behalf of Holland Litho, and for espousing the values we stand for as he works to lead this special town. While it's 750 miles down the road from us, it's the type of place that feels like it's right next door.
Stockbridge's annual recreation of the Norman Rockwell "Main St. at Christmas" painting.