Saturday, 25 June 2016

Damp garden party in Old Buckenham

Evening event brightens up
Every year John and Barbara Frost host a garden party at their home in Mill Lane to raise funds for All Saints church, Old Buckenham. This year, after a sunny morning , the weather turned wet and thundery for several hours. At the official opening time the rain was still pouring down and people were arriving in waterproof jackets and carrying golf umbrellas.
Slowly the weather improved and after a couple more hours there was even a glimpse of sunshine. Visitors left the safety of the party tents and their glasses of wine to look around at the garden flowers and vegetables. There was a chance to win things on the tombola or spend more money on garden plants or raffle tickets.

Part way through the evening there was a special presentation to John Frost to thank him for his many, many years as churchwarden at All Saints. Rev Canon Stephen Wright was there to hand over the surprise item which turned out to be a specially framed full-sized replica of the church door key, something that John would have carried around and used in his churchwarden duties.

The evening finished with the drawing of the raffle prizes and a big thank you to John and Barbara for all their work to make the evening a success.

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