Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted but let me tell you why. Both Leo and I have been super busy planning and putting together this year’s Civitan Golf Benefit Party as well the Silver Fox Tournament of Champions.
This event is the major fundraiser for our town’s Civitan organization, and it takes months and months of work by a large number of people to make it a success.
It all starts with meetings that begin in January to select the honorees of the party as well as deciding on a color scheme and decorating details. Since daisies and hydrangeas were the favorite flowers of the ladies that we were honoring, we used those extensively in the decorations.
This large chalkboard welcomed guests at the entrance. You may remember seeing it last year, but it got a fresh coat of spring green color for this year’s party. Directions on making a large chalkboard sign can be found here: DIY WELCOME CHALKBOARD SIGN.
And because all 3 of the ladies that we were honoring were former school teachers, we painted an old school desk to use as a planter. Now, you may be wondering about those license plates. One of the honorees always has some license plates handy to assist in picking up trash around town. No dustpan, no problem!
All 3 honorees work extremely hard to keep our town beautiful by picking up trash and keeping the grounds of our local library in tip-top shape so we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to decorate a trash can!
Lots and lots of yummy food was prepared by numerous volunteers from the community.My 2 sisters-in-law and I did the fruit and cheese table. Above you see a goat cheese and mango jam appetizer that I made, but I’ll have to tweak that recipe a bit before I put it on the blog!
These smaller centerpieces turned out great. I had seen a similar idea on Pinterest, and my sister-in-law Jean and I went to 3 different Michael’s stores to get enough of the wooden boxes. I placed 8″X 8″ aluminum pans down inside the boxes to hold wet floral foam for the greenery and flowers and that worked great to contain the water.
The 3 lovely ladies that we honored that evening were Fran Knotts, Janie Howell, and Ethel Jane Reynolds.
Harry and Linda prepared delicious fried turkey for us. Y’all! We simply could not put on such a party without the community and Civitan members generously donating their time and food for this occasion.
Fran Knotts, along with the other honorees, was presented with a plaque and a special monogrammed hat (to wear while cleaning up our town of Lamar) by Jim Newsome, chairman of the Silver Fox Tournament of Champions golf committee.
Meanwhile, I’ve been resting this week, but I’ll be back soon for Ten on the Tenth!
If you’d like to see previous year’s party recaps, you’ll find them here:
I think I missed posting about the party in 2015! We were building a waterfall that year!