Saturday, September 17 was sunny and comfortable as staff and volunteers began immediate preparations for the annual Garden Party. The tents were in place, the new patio tables and chairs were being cleaned and the tables were being set up for the Chinese auction. Indoors, the kitchen was busy preparing meats, cheeses and desserts.
All was ready, by the set arrival time of 2 p.m., to welcome the guests, who again this year, would enjoy the garden, the company and the good food! Classical music provided by a piano trio added to the ambiance.
At 4:15 p.m., word went out that the drawing of the raffles was to take place. By about 5 p.m. the guests had gone and the clean-up began. Soon one would never know that a fundraiser had taken place. And now there are plans to be made for next year’s event!