The Open Gate Garden (OGG) and the McBride library collaborated for a fundraiser this month. One of the organizers Penny Rivard says both groups sought a summer fundraiser one task member remembered a tea party put on when Barb Jackson owned the Beanery. The group decided to hold a tea inside the Open Gate Garden. With donations from the McBride Community Forest and AG foods, and the volunteers, the fundraiser was a success. Volunteers donated everything from eggs, baked goods, cream, sugar; one member offered old tablecloths, teaspoons, cups and saucers. Attendees dressed up and wore fancy hats for the high tea while being serenaded by Dorren Beck on harp. Rivard says they plan to hold another high tea next year /PENNY RIVARD

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