For Immediate Release

The Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition presents

State Representative Peter Larkin (D.)

Thursday, April 11th, 7:30 P.M., Mt. Greylock Visitor’s Center)

The Hampden Fatherhood Coalition presents

State Senator Michael Knapik (R.)

Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 A.M., Holyoke Community College)

Both to Speak About Shared Parenting

April 8, 2002--State Representative Peter Larkin will be speaking before the Fatherhood Coalition on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. The event is scheduled for the Visitor Center of Mount Greylock. The event was previously scheduled for April 4th, but was rescheduled. The subject will be shared parenting as an alternative to sole custody in child custody determinations. The event will be open to the public. Come and speak to Representative Peter Larkin regarding your Probate Court experiences.

Also enjoy a beautiful view of the City of Pittsfield at night from an elevation that makes for a stunning vista of a lighted city. The setting is in wonderful woods, and a rustic building with great fire in the fireplace. The location is conveniently just off of Route 7. Apple Cider and donuts will be served. It is a great place to bring the children if they want to enjoy a rustic building and see a great view. Attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, III will be making introductory remarks. (Ms. Jennifer Wergland may also.) His remarks will differ from the Nuciforo event, and will focus on parenting as a fundamental right and the Fatherhood Coalition as a civil rights movement.


Go to Pittsfield and head on Route 7 North. After entering Lanesborough, look for Mt. Greylock reservation signs on right. Take a right. You should pass some farms and the Old Stone School House, which is now a photographer’s studio. Proceed up Mountain. You will eventually run into Visitor’s Center on Right. Road will be closed, so you cannot go too far up mountain. If lost, call 499-4262.


Senator Knapik will be appearing before the Hampden County Chapter Fatherhood Coalition at Holyoke Community College at 9:00 A.M. (Room to be announced later.) The Hampden County Chapter of the Fatherhood Coalition will host State Senator Michael Knapik for the forum at HCC (Holyoke Community College), which is located between Exits 15 and 16 off I-91. Attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, III will make introductory remarks.

The Fatherhood Coalition is an organization dedicated to fostering the father/child relationship and promoting gender equality in family law.

To contact Rinaldo Del Gallo, call 413-443-3150 or e-mail him at

To learn more about the Fatherhood Coalition go to

To learn more about Representative Peter Larkin, please go to: or or

To learn more about Senator Knapik, please go to:


CPF / The Fatherhood Coalition

A non-profit, all volunteer organization of men and women advocating for fatherhood since 1994