Fiesta Verde of Aquidneck Land Trust a "Fete Champetre"

Ted Clement & Boonsuay Clement

Under tents on the grounds of the architecturally distinguished Bellevue Avenue home of the late Mrs. Eileen Slocum, the 2009 “Fiesta Verde” was a lively, elegant, interesting garden party with dinner and dancing, attended by devoted supporters of the group “dedicated to preserving Aquidneck Island's open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community.”

Jerry Kirby & Philip Bilden

Hundreds of guests relaxed on the lawn, and moved between two tents for the al fresco, buffet-style dining, and dancing to Mac Chrupcala’s orchestra.

Jerry Slocum was seen chatting with guests, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Ted Clement was natty in shorts and a tie.  While the dress was specified as casual, the dresses were elegant, and most of the gentlemen wore ties.

In deep conversation were Jerry Kirby and Philip Bilden, who is rumored to an agent or cousin of film star Pierce Brosnan. Author Bettie Pardee, a member of the Board of Trustees, attended with husband Jonathan Pardee, while, Michael and Patricia Kedder, and Cathy and Jeffrey Siegal served as party

Bettie Pardee & Bill Wood Prince

hosts.  Betsy Ray talked with David B. Ford, while Bob and Brynne Peck, and Michelle and Jan Eckhart mingled.

Since 1990, the Aquidneck Land Trust has conserved of 2,000 acres of scenic vistas, agricultural land, recreational open space, and wildlife hapitat, greatly defining the quality of life in and around Newport. The group has just earned national recognition from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.



Mrs. Bernard S. Gewirz and friends

Michelle & Jan Eckhart, Paul & Linda Nunes, Ann & Peter Damon

Jocelyn Sherman

Elizabeth & John Brooks, Nina McLemore

Patti Mascali, Tony Cavanagh, and Nanette Herrick

The ceiling, with a patterned "gobo"

Betsy Ray, David B. Ford

Bonnie Matheson & Diana Slocum

Joan Johnson, Patrick Greeven, Mary Shepard

Dan Kinder & Sandra Kremer

Kaydee Bailey, Elixabeth Myers, Judy Eagle

Archie van Lieuw & Stephen Seiter

Brynne & Bob Peck, Marshall & Martha Huggins

Mikki Micarelli and Francesca da Campo

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Molly & Guillaume de Ramel, Kathy Irving

Bidding at the silent auction

Cocktails on the grounds

The Dance Floor


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