There was an excellent turnout of returning and new members for the Opening Coffee Party on Thursday night. The room rang with lively conversation as everyone shared news of summer activities and upcoming plans. The signup tables for Interest Groups were busy.
Short presentations were given by representatives of two local community organizations, HPE Learning Foundation and the Quantum Program.
As the evening concluded many joined in singing Happy Birthday to long time member, Mary Bould.
Members of the Garden Tour Committee met today for a celebration luncheon hosted by Martha Griffin and Carol Sayeau. The occasion was a chance to review the success of this year and make recommendations for future tours.
A cheque was presented to the Scholarship Treasurer bringing the amount earned by the Garden Tour for the Scholarship Fund this year to $14 000.
Congratulations once again to Irene Hiebert, Karen Mouck and the entire committee!
Congratulations and thank you to the members of the Quilting & Scrapbooking Interest Group who contributed a variety of beautiful handmade items for their sales table at the Garden Tour. They raised the sum of $401 which was donated to the Scholarship Fund.
Pictured are a few of the Garden Tour committee and members who volunteered on the day of the tour.
Hello Fellow Members of CFUW Belleville and District,
Today’s 18th Annual Town and Country Garden Tour has come to a close.
It was a wonderful day.
Some comments we heard today:
“I have seen three gardens so far: each one is my favourite.”
“Each garden is so different, yet so special.”
“I do not need an evaluation form: everything was perfect.”
“What a wonderful day’s outing.”
“Can’t wait for next year.”
Thank you all, for all that you have done to make this day such a
resounding success. Our Scholarship Trust fund will soon receive the
proceeds. Details of the numbers will follow.
Irene Hiebert and Karen Mouck
Co-Chairs of the Garden Tour Committee
Gold Sponsor, Bruce Mackay of Mackay Insurance Brokers with Linda Richardson, CFUW, displaying garden tour tickets. Mackay Insurance is celebrating 40 years of providing insurance coverage to the Belleville and area community.
John Gibson, Farmgate Gardens, displays a basket of flowers donated to the Garden Tour committee as a raffle item at the annual AGM.