The Georgeson Botanical Garden was transformed into a Celtic wonderland July 11, 2010 during the GBS Society annual tea party fundraiser. GBG Society President Donna Dinsmore said, "It's a beautiful day and everyone is having a wonderful time."
Scottish and Irish music, attire, and food created a festive atmosphere. Fairbanksans attending the gala affair showed up in their Sunday best, from kilts to laces. A highlight of the day was the grand march, with Dinsmore leading the Red Hackle Pipe Band and willing participants throughout the garden and up the hillside. Other music was provided by Anam Cara and the Fairbanks Flute Quartet. Karen Malone had an entire booth full of Irish items her family has collected and Lorraine Peterson helped willing passersby create beautiful pressed flower artwork. A scavenger hunt and Scottish golf game rounded out the fun activities.
Many behind-the-scenes volunteers worked for months to plan the successful event. The society is working to raise money for the completion of the Drew Amphitheater. "Our goal is $180,000 so we have a while to go," Dinsmore said.
Posted by SNRAS Information Services July 13, 2010
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