Sunday, May 29, 2011

Olivet United Church event

My friend Jennifer invited me to go with her to this special event.  I really enjoyed it and met some very nice people.

She picked me up with her car and we went in together. It is a good thing she did, as it was not on a main street.  I may still be searching for it!

The first concert started at 4 p.m. and ended at 5:00 p.m. The musicians playing were called "A String & a Prayer" It was marvelous.  We took some shots but unfortunately they did not turn out too clearly.

A String & a Prayer

This group featured David Broad, Diane Broad, Dan Flaherty, Meaghan Riedl, Greg Simpson and Norm Sonnenberg.   The instruments played were guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, fiddle, Dobro and Bass.  Vocals were done by several people in the band.  I really was glad that we arrived early enough to hear this lovely presentation.

At the end of the concert, we all were invited to the church hall where we feasted on a delicious roast beef dinner, with gravy, mashed potatoes, green and yellow beans, horseradish and a bun.  Juice was also part of this scrumptious dinner! We met some delightful people with whom we shared the table.  They were from England originally and were great people to share a table with.  David's accent was similar to a friend of mine in Toronto who also was from England. 

Their son is a writer in England and the father David  gave me his  son's e-mail address so we could communicate.  I liked both Vicky and David very much and hope that I will run into them at some other function.

The next entertainment was a group called "Sweet Refrain". It was a contemporary choir from St. Paul's United Church in Dundas, Ontario.  This group goes around to nursing homes and retirement residences as well as sings at Sunday worship services.

I thoroughly enjoyed their singing and three of them joined our table for the desert and coffee after their performance.

If the roast beef dinner was not enough of a treat, then the apple pie with ice cream would certainly entice any reluctant appetite!  Coffee and tea were served as well.

The final performers were called Jacobs Dream, and they were very familiar to many of the people who were in the audience.  They played more rock music but did include other types of music as well. They had a very good beat.

The whole event finished at 9 p.m. and it was extremely well organized, from start to finish.  My congratulations to not only the cooks and the many willing hands who helped, but also to the organizers of the different musical events.

Well done!  Below you will see some shots of the various events.

Floating candles and a real flower in this lovely cut glass bowl.  Each table had one.

This floral decoration was such a good idea, simple yet very elegant.
Sweet Refrain

Jacobs Dream

Me - near the grand piano in the front of the church

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