High tea for chap­laincy

Gatton Star - - Life -

THE Lock­yer Val­ley Lady May­oress High Tea saw more than 180 peo­ple frock up in their best at­tire for a good cause.

Held ev­ery two years, the event was held at the Gran­tham But­ter Fac­tory with the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO at­tend­ing as spe­cial guest.

Or­gan­ised by Ann Jones, the event helped to raise money for chap­laincy in the Lock­yer Val­ley.

Mrs Jones said the event was hugely pop­u­lar, with it be­ing sold out a month in ad­vance.

“It was just great see­ing ev­ery­one com­ing to­gether and hav­ing a good time,” Mrs Jones said.

“Quentin Bryce was a big draw­card and peo­ple re­ally en­joyed lis­ten­ing to her and lis­ten­ing to her story.

“We thought the But­ter Fac­tory was a nice change and Quentin has a con­nec­tion to it so we held it there so she could have a look at it and see what it’s all about.”

Mrs Jones said funds raised were still be­ing tal­lied but hoped to raise about $4000 from the event.

She said $1500 was raised from the raf­fle alone.

A fash­ion pa­rade was held dur­ing the event, with the re­gional man­ager for Scrip­ture Union Queens­land Melina Bryans-Win­dolf also speak­ing at the event on the im­por­tance of chap­laincy in lo­cal schools.

PHO­TOS: TOM THREADINGH­AM

HIGH­LIGHT: The crowd en­joyed a fash­ion pa­rade.

Mar­garet Wild­smith, Chris Flana­gan, June Kealy, Doreen Sab­burg, Dame Quentin Bryce, Denise Althaus, Daph Nolan, Val Vaughan, Ann Jones and mayor Steve Jones.

Heather Drake, Lesa Brad­shaw and Lyn Lewis.

Gabby McCraw, Natasha McCraw and Ali­son Steel.

Lau­ren and April Wood with Mad­di­son Yar­row.

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO de­liv­ers her speech.

Ma­ree Kil­patrick pro­vided the mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment.

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