The 2013 Garden Party was held on September 14, expertly organized by our fabulous Auxiliary Committee. The event has a 15-year history and each year it gets better. There were so many positive comments about the food, the organization, the music, the tents. And this year, even the weather cooperated. St. Joseph came through with the weather – picture perfect! Low humidity, sunshine and no wind allowed the guests to enjoy the afternoon. This year, thanks to so many generous benefactors much of the food, the wine and even the cost of the tent rental were donated.
A jazz trio comprised of recent graduates from Julliard and a current student at Manhattan School of Music entertained the guests. Along with a string bass player and drummer we had a trumpet player who doubled as a jazz singer which was a wonderful addition to the entertainment. The Chinese auction excited so many participants and brought such excitement to each winner – especially the coveted wine tasting basket.
The raffle winners were announced at the end.
The winners of the prizes:
1st prize: $2,000– John Schretzman from Glendale, NY
2nd prize: $1,000– Donna Tedesco from Hicksville, NY
3rd prize: Kindle Nook – Bernadette Leniet from Middle Village, NY
A big thank you to all who helped organized the event and all who came. Thanks to your support we can make our Residents at Queen of Peace happy!