Big crowd for Beaulne Feast
Coaticook’s Beaulne Museum was filled to the rafters, last Sunday, for the annual Christmas Tea fundraiser. The ‘Tea’ is actually a bountiful feast all prepared by the volunteers of the museum and served up with style on both floors of the beautifully decorated Chateau Norton. It attracted one hundred and eighty guests, mostly from Coaticook, but also from other towns. “We had people from North Hatley, Sherbrooke, Ayer’s Cliff and Magog too,” commented the Museum’s director and curator, Francois Thierry Toé. Besides providing a great way for the local population to kick off the holiday season, the event also raised more than $2,500.
“We’re very happy with the results of our Christmas Tea and would like to thank all the volunteers and all the people who came,” concluded Mr. Toé.
Waiting to greet guests last Sunday evening at the Beaulne Museum were (l. to r.) director Francois Thierry Toé, Board president Rose Mary Schumacher, Health Minister and MNA of St. Francois Dr. Réjean Hébert, and the honorary president of the event and mayor of Coaticook, Bertrand Lamoureux.