Hundreds attend Placentia garden party
The Town of Placentia is second to none when it comes to community support, which was obvious from the participation in the annual garden party Sunday, July 13.
For the third consecutive year, the town of some 4,000 people hosted the event in aid of Sacred Heart Church, which has been undergoing renovations.
The section of Patterson Drive from Jubilee Road to Church Road, known locally as the town square, was closed to vehicular traffic. Hundreds of locals and visitors made their way to the front of the Arts Centre, where several spinning wheel booths were set up.
Face painting was offered to children, as well as a bouncy castle. A barbecue took place between the Arts Centre and the Cultural Interpretation Building.
Throughout the entire two-hour event, more than 400 people stopped in. Many of the volunteers told The Compass the event was a success.
These are some highlights of the event.
The garden party wasn’t just about the activities and games, it was also about the food and snacks. Emma Leonard, Max Power and Hannah Leonard were excited to get some freezees to cool off and take a break during the busy day in Placentia. The three call Freshwater home.
William Ryan from Placentia is two years old, but he was still old enough to enjoy the garden party in his hometown of Placentia July 13. William was one of the first children to have his face painted at the event, and was all smiles after. His mom Joanne helped push him around from section to section, booth to booth at the town square. His bike even had a built-in shade maker.
A group of young ladies were so excited to have a turn on the bouncy castle set up at the town square in Placentia July 13. They are, front — Sophie Roberts, age 4; back (l-r) — Ava
Lambe, 5, Sarah McGrath, 5, Claire McGrath, 2, and Han
nah Roberts, 6. The girls are all from Pla
Placentia resident Bridget Foley (left) exchanges a prize at the garden party after winning a big prize at one of the wheel games. Laura Lannon, a volunteer at the event, helped Foley pick something more suitable.