About 150 people donned their summer finery – and some spectacular headgear – for a Heritage Garden Party last Thursday in support of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.
The gathering, held on the grounds of Charlou, the historic home of the town’s first mayor, Alexander Davidson, raised about $15,000 for the museum. The Johnson Street property is now owned by Patty and Bill Garriock.
While guests enjoyed nibblies donated by Niagara’s Finest Hotels and wine from Konzelmann Estate, they were entertained by historic re-enactors (including Rick Meloen as Davidson).
The event was organized by Catherine Novick and a committee of volunteers who were all thrilled with the outcome and the perfect weather.
Word is there is considerable interest in making the Heritage Garden Party a regular summer celebration.