High tea for chaplaincy
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.
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.