Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Fun-filled Chelsea fundraiser

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IT WAS AN EVENING of delightful laughter capped with sweet treats and tea as the Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) held its fundraising Hats Off for Chelsea Tea Party on Saturday.

BHS president Jennifer Weetch said the parade was to aid the nine-member team’s tour to England from May 24 to 28 for the Chelsea Flower Show.

The hat parade, themed under three categories of hysterical, horticultural and historical, evoked laughter and reflection. Some showed artistic innovation.

For example, Angela Simpson created hysteria with her very small hat which had apparently shrunk.

Garden lover Elaine Hewitt made a statement with her hat topped with bottles and obviously empty containers as she satirised the current water woes.

It wasn’t all about humour as some used their hats to highlight Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence. Jackie Ferdinand, in her fuchsia piece titled Looking For Gold, edged out Dorothy Gomes with her 50th anniversary hat and matching T-shirt. (MR)

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