The annual Garden Party Luncheon in Clearwater was sold out again this year, with every seat in the Blue Loon Grill Restaurant filled with supporters of the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (DHMH). Throughout the afternoon many bids were placed on displayed silent auction items, and great fun was had during the live auction, run by professional auctioneer Gordon Murison.
This year, besides the silent and live auctions, there was also a garden hat contest, which resulted in hats of all sorts on display, from kerchiefs to 30’s style hats, from lace to straw hats.
Winers of the hat contest were:
Most creative – Joan Slingsby
Most stylish – Marg Anderson
Wildest – Bonnie Carter
The DHMH Auxiliary has two major fundraisers each year, the Garden Party Luncheon in May, and the Dessert Extravaganza at the KOA Banquet Room on October 13, from 7 to 10 p.m.