Monday, July 30, 2012

Scenes From The Pink Garden Tea Fundraiser

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning to dance in the rain!"
  -part of Carmen Lancaster's speech

Pink Garden Tea Cancer Fundraiser 
July 27 & 28, 2012

We enjoyed a dessert tea Friday evening and a High Tea was served on Saturday afternoon.  As you can see, the weather co-operated.  

©Entrance to driveway (by Laura Leeder)


©A beautiful greeting at the garden gate (by Laura Leeder)

©Through the wrought iron gate, down the garden path and onto the patio for tea.

©Me with Debbie Graham (host and organizer), holding "The Power Of Pink" print by me.  Photo by Eileen Gidman

This print was part of a silent auction to help raise funds for a new mammography machine for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.  It went home with a lovely lady whose privacy I am respecting. 

©Debbie Graham (host and organizer), Susan Conroy (sister and assistant organizer) plus Cindy Stevely (their Aunt and assistant organizer)
   Photo by Win Dinn

These three wonderful women are the heart and soul behind the Pink Garden Tea.  Their helpers were Glory Jacklin who took care of the food prep, Maisie, a pretty young girl and our delightful server.  Debbie and Susan's brother Ron Lancaster, who also helped serve tea, and his wife, Carmen, cancer survivor.  


©Eileen Gidman and Win Dinn
   Photo by Laura Leeder

Two amazing artist friends.  Eileen is a local watercolour and textile artist and instructor.  Win Dinn is a local mixed media artist and instructor.

©Photo by Win Dinn

©Photo by Win Dinn

©Photo by Win Dinn

 ©Photo by Win Dinn

Not only was the food good, it was beautifully displayed.

Carmen Lancaster, winner of the quilt of 2011 and cancer survivor.  Carmen gave a moving speech about her experience.

©Wendy Roth of angel Garden Gifts

©Local author Valerie Comer with her newest book Rainbow's End

It was a wonderful event and we had a great turnout.  Debbie is still tallying up her expenses, but feels that a sizable sum of money was raised.  Thank You to everyone who attended, I look forward to participating again next year!

Enjoy your day,

Laura Leeder,
Watercolour Artist, Creston,BC  


Win Dinn said...

This is a wonderful post, Laura, about a marvellous event. It was a terrific afternoon on Saturday, and I was impressed by the vendors, event, guest speaker and the shared sense of purpose. Cancer can be beaten.

Laura Leeder said...

Thank You Win, I so agree. I am so glad that you and Eileen were able to attend the event. Yes, cancer can be beaten!

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