Chocolate Brunch Sweetens a Morning for Visiting Nurses

Jan Gordon oversaw guest check in

In a change of venue, (which was a stroke of good fortune, as a Hurricane Sandy had closed down the Rotunda at Newport's Easton's Beach,) The Visiting Nurse Society held its much – anticipated annual Chocolate Brunch, a mid-morning feast of splendid tastes and aromas, at Ocean Cliff.


The commanding ocean view was a backdrop for socializing, sweet music, and tasty viands. CEO Jean Anderson spoke about the Society's work, Jan Gordon welcomed guests and  Board President Barbara Weatherford detailed the agency's fine work over the last year.


Silent auction items, tastefully arranged


Seen were Pat and Mary Hayes, Patty and Morgan Hayes, Terry and Pat Toppa,  Libby and Ryan Kirwin, and Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop. The Dick Lupino Trio played as the overflow crowd visited the tables in the anterooms (a particularly appealing one was presented by th Newport Sweet Shoppe), and bid on numerous silent auction items.


It was a fine celebration for a vital agency.


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Singer Merry Andrews entertained

Jeff Gordon, Allison & Steve Walk & Angela Fischer

Judy McLennan with Diane and Robert Beaver

Jillian Bekke & Rebecca White

Colleen Jermain, Stephanie McLennan & Tim Jermain

 Leslie Reed, Dick Erwin, Gisela Brown & Diane Beaver

Melissa Gough, Christene Connolli & Libby Kirwin

Mayor Harry Winthrop likes chocolate

Jan Gordon, Evelyn Murani & Jeff Gordon

Hayes family:  Patti, Morgan, Pat, Jr. and Mary

Jan Gordon welcoming the guests


Terry & Pat Toppa

Sister Therese Antone pondering a bid

Goodies from the Kilwin's Chocolate

Edible Arrangements

Julie Duffy & Leslie Reed

Colorful pillows and jewels for summer

David, Greg & Lisa Huet

Leslie Reed & Barbara Weatherford

VSN's  Gail Whitney-Alle

Discussion at the Hayes table

Barbara Weatherford, Kathy & Bruce Walsh

Sisters Therese Antone & Leona Misto

 OceanCliff hosted the event

Jeff & Jan Gordon

Patti & Morgan Hayes

Pat Hayes, Jr & Mary Hayes hosted a table


 Barbara Weatherford at chocolate table

Kitty Rok

Dee Cushing

Ryan Kirwin with sister,  Co-chair Libby Kirwin

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