Bringing in the Harvest
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Our September 25 Harvest Dinner and Dance was the best! Glorious weather, a delicious assortment of wines (courtesy of Constellation Brands), mouth watering appetizers and dinner from Orange Glory Café & Catering, and over-the-top fall floral arrangements by Nellie Gardner of Flower Fields were just part of a delightful evening that marked our 3rd annual Harvest Party. Classical guitar music performed by Eastman student David Steinhardt provided the perfect accompaniment to dinner, and afterwards Louisiana dance band Li’l Anne and Hot Cayenne inspired us to get up and dance off those calories. Did we mention the raffle? Many thanks to the business owners and RCGC members and instructors who generously provided us with some awesome donations.
We’d also like to thank the many dedicated volunteers who made this party flow seamlessly and helped to make it a very special evening. We have some great photos of them and the rest of the event, courtesy of professional photographer Ria Tafani. To view the photographs of the Harvest Party please go to her website, riatafaniphoto.com. Click on ‘Clients’ at the top of the home page. When the login box appears, login with username ‘Gallery2011’. The harvest party photos appear in the folder ‘Warner Castle 2011’.
Sincere thanks to our major sponsors:
and to our other sponsors: Constellation Brands, Maidstone Coffee, Nellie Gardner - Flower Fields; and to Bristol’s Garden Center for an abundance of pumpkins and gourds and Van Putte Gardens for mums.
Many thanks to our raffle donors: Clover Nursery & Garden Center, Ted Collins - Lilac Hill Nursery, Christine Froehlich, Gallea’s Tropical Greenhouse & Florist, Hogan’s Hideaway, Rosemary Janofsky - The Ellwanger Estate, Gail Maier – Nest Things, Mayer Paint and Hardware, Pat McCandlish – Mr. Tweed’s Whimsy, Alana Miller, Linda Phillips, Jackie Powers – Orange Glory Cafe & Catering, Amy Semple - Morning Dew Gardens, Deb Ver Hulst-Norris, Jean Westcott – The Artful Gardener, and Theresa Zink, LMT.