We'll start with the Irish Tea that the young women at our church (including me) hosted on Saturday:
This is the "basket full o' Irish fun" that we put together and sold tickets on. This basket was AMAZING - chock full of so much fun Irish and green stuff! Everything from wine and Bailey's, green tea and candy, toys, scarves, dish soap, candles, dish clothes, scone kit, green macaroons, a shamrock plant, a notebook, and SO much more! I was secretly hoping I'd draw my own name - LOL - but the lucky winner was Judy Stephens from Bristol.
I took this photo of Mrs. Elaine Bronson (front right), with her daughter Shirley-Mae, great-niece Lindsay, and niece-in-law Susan (going clockwise). Elaine was like a celebrity on Saturday - she sat at her table and people came to visit and greet her the whole duration of the Tea. She will be 99 this June! :)
A photo of my mom visiting with the Graham sisters - Vera, Glenna, and Bev
Our minister Rev. Nancy with her grandson Quentin and hubby Reg
Cheryl is well-known in our community as "the" photographer - she is at almost ever social event in town with her camera and takes some amazing photos. I jumped at the opportunity to snap a pic of her for a change! :)
Miss Maddy, decked out in her best green!!
Later that day, the Quyon Legion hosted a big St. Patrick's Day Kitchen Party... one of these years, I'm going to that party, as I always hear it's a blast! But I missed it again this year, as I had another paint day booked at my neighbour Shannon's!
Sunday was the day for the infamous St. Pat's Party at Gavan's Hotel - what they call "the grand-daddy of them all"!! I actually wasn't sure I was going to be at Gav's, but my friend Brenda twisted my arm and talked me into it. I have to say, I was very glad I went! We had a great time chatting with folks and listening to some awesome Irish tunes... and I got some great pics, too!!
Love it when Grand Champion Fiddler Louis Schryer gets stepdancer Chris Last up on the tables... always a highlight of the day for me!
Fiddling on the tables
With Leslie & Brenda
Green as far as the eye can see!
Cindy, Jill, Les & Brenda
Two of my fave Quyon gals... Mae & Gail :)
The hostess with the mostess, Gail Gavan, leading an Irish sing-along
With my cousin Kayla & her friend
Brenda with her Aunties, Sally & Betty
Mitchel, Chelsea, and Brenda sayin' CHEESE!
I don't know how Brenda and Chelsea did it, but they got Gav's owner Nick to stand still long enough for a pic. This man goes like a house on fire on St. Paddy's Day, he literally never stops moving... I'm glad they got him to pause for a second!
So for me, it kind of feels like St. Paddy's Day is pretty much over before it has even really begun! I'm trying to cook up something fun to have for a St. Pat's supper tonight, though, to celebrate in some small way. Wishing you all the luck o' the Irish today! Happy St. Paddy's Day!!