Garden Party raises funds for hospital

Blue Loon Grill in Clearwater hosted the annual event

Auctioneer Gordon Murison had great fun running the live auction during the Garden Party Luncheon and fundriaser held recently for the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  A fancy garden hat contest  provided plenty of colour and competition during the event.

Auctioneer Gordon Murison had great fun running the live auction during the Garden Party Luncheon and fundriaser held recently for the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. A fancy garden hat contest provided plenty of colour and competition during the event.

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.