Celebrating Queen, Community and the Royal Family at St. Columba's 25th Annual Garden Party

Volunteer with Linda Naiss

Cheerio, pip pip, and all that rot!


It wasn't just the Devonshire Cream Tea, or the flower arrangements in the chapel depicting vignettes of the Royal family.  Or a life-sized cutout of Queen Elizabeth welcoming visitors to the Chapel for a concert, or the Morris Dancers cavorting at regular intervals and hitting sticks together all afternoon!


The Morris Dancers in front of the Chapel

And then there was a re-creation of Harry Potter's Hogwarts for the young visitors, who could have their picture taken in a pointed black hat on a throne. We expected Daniel Radcliffe to pop in.


High stepping

We were decidedly transported to "Merrie Olde England" for a charmed afternoon, created by hard working committees, which included a silent auction, a Treasure Trove sale tent, a scrumptious baked goods sale, pony rides, a lovely plant emporium, a parade of antique cars, a petting zoo for children, a hat contest ......we could go on.


The crowds were enchanted, the weather spectacular.


The annual event raises money for St. Columba's general and outreach funds.


        -- L.P.


For information on St. Columba's Chapel, go to  http://stcolumbaschapel.org/



Disguised as a horse, a Morris Dancer wife pranced


Nancy Scott and Lois Lang 


The Treasure Trove was mobbed


Kathleen Crawford, Eve Sterne,  Lissy Dellenbaugh


Entering the magical world of Harry Potter with Lisa Reimer


Joe Godino with Reverend Erik Larsen


Jeff Richard, a Beefeater in uniform!


The silent auction contained many desirable items and experiences



Day Ketcham and friend


Taking Devonshire High Tea


Steve Walk & Donna Nedderman


David Grant selling tote bags


A Harry Potter tent


At Hogwarts!


Harry Potter poster presiding


A ball toss for childre (and adults)


A petting zoo with goats



Pony rides for children


Elise O'Shaughnessy & Cary Lord at the book sale


Gorgeous plants on display


Kathleen & John Woodhouse manning the plant station



Linda Marvelle, Andrea Breyer & Leah Poole


A parade of vintage vehicles





Newport Seen's Linda Phillips with Queen Elizabeth at the Chapel door


Ann Sullivan sselling raffle tickets


Vignettes of the Royal Family adorned the Chapel


Dale Noelte & David Fellers




Corinna Britten in a fine hat


French journalist, Bettie Bearden Pardee, Andrea McHugh and Cynthia Bogart


Fine accordion music


Tea on the terrace of the Parish Hall


Lawrence Modisett

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