Wakefield Quebec hosts 58th Hospital Garden Party


by admin on July 15, 2010

Tea will be served once more in support of the Wakefield Memorial Hospital on July 17, when the 58th annual Hospital Garden Party welcomes all who want to take a step back in time to experience the elegance of tea service with crumpets, crafts and yarn.

“It’s well-established, solid and traditional,” said organizer Sharon Ryan, as she painted a picture in describing the grounds at the Wakefield, Quebec Peace Park. The site will include a tent where tea and sandwiches will be served for a donation, while further down there will be a booth with plants for sale.

The ever-popular booth with baked goods will yet again welcome those with a craving for a home-made treat.

“These days, people love home-made baked goods,” Ryan said.

In addition, there will also be a stand with yarn hope necklaces for sale, a lemonade stand and a toy fish pond for children.

Ryan hopes to raise about $5,000 from the various attractions. The amount, she said, is based on the average donations from the past decade.

“It really depends on what kind of day it is,” she said, predicting that the weather should be fine in keeping with the 58-year run of sunshine during the event.

The money raised will be directed toward the purchase of a major piece of medical equipment, with a $200,000 price tag.

The tea will start at noon and continue until 4 p.m. For more information, visit  www.fsdc-dchf.ca.