Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ragged Islands Historical Society Garden Party

A perfect day for a Garden Party!

Yesterday the Ragged Islands Historical Society held a Garden Party and House Tour at the Locke Homestead in our Provincially Registered Streetscape. It is Sea Derby weekend, so it was an added event for families and tourists who were not out fishing.

The weather was perfect with a lovely clear view of the harbour, a light breeze to keep the bugs away, and a fine temperature in the low 20's (or 70's depending where you are reading this blog). There were bountiful donations of fancy sandwiches and tasty squares, cookies, cakes etc. Elizabeth had made a refreshing rhubarb punch and there was tea and coffe available as well. The food was set up under a tent on one side of the front lawn (sorry, Wayne didn't take a picture) and on the other side were the new outdoor tables (picture above) which the town bought and we used at both Canada Day and Harmony Bazaar - they are really proving useful and were an extremely attractive choice.

The event was held from 1:00 to 3:00 - the turnout was very rewarding, 104 paid guests (farthest from home were from New Zealand), many of whom partook of the tour of the Locke house offered by Fred Partridge and his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

It was a perfect day for the activity and the hard work of a great number of people resulted in a wonderful fund-raiser for the Historical Society and a fun afternoon for both the guests and volunteers. Thanks to Fred and his family and Barb for opening their yard and home for us and for all their hard work.

In my costume (a century too early for the house) greeting Bob and Kathy Czerny

Betty Williams, Barbara Barnes (Happy Birthday!), Maggie Mitchell enjoying their tea

picture of Locke Homestead With Lawn Furniture Lockeport Nova Scotia (Rolf Hicker - photographer)

The Locke Homestead built in 1876, with colourful wooden outdoor furniture on the lawn, in Nova Scotia's first Provincially Registered Streetscape in the town of Lockeport, Highway 3, Lighthouse Route, Nova Scotia, Canada.