While this will be the swan song for the 300th anniversary celebrations on this blog, I thought you’d like to know that the Queen has been invited to a few other events both later this year and into next year. She has been very popular.
People have been very kind and wished her well at all turns. From the lovely little girls at Upper Clements Park who whispered so quietly that they liked my dress to all the people along the parade routes and the visitors who just happened by and wanted a photo with the Queen, it has been a delight. Our charming and gracious Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis took it all in stride and I understand she had a wonderful time at the two events she was able to attend.
I would like to thank the 300 team members who come to meetings, give of their ideas and their hands, laugh and work very hard – all for the delight we see on people’s faces. Linda Brown, our Prime Minister; Amery Boyer, our Chancellor of the Exchequer and Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough; Grace Butland, our Marketing Manager; Caroline Bosley, our Music Advisor and Abigail, Baroness Masham; Millie Hawes, the Royal Costumière; Heather LeBlanc and Kathie Fearon, General Factotums all make working together a delight for me, Anne Crossman, Queen Anne. There were all the folks at the Annapolis Royal Town Hall who put up with all our antics and changing routines and helped us in many ways – always with a smile. Thanks to our funders and sponsors who helped us in so many ways.
So here are some candid photos from our lovely volunteer celebratory evening at the Annapolis Royal Legion. Because you MUST remember that this whole year’s events had NO paid staff. This was done for the love of area in which we live.
Long Live Our Queen and All Her Household!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
On Sunday, October 10, 2010, there was a special service at St. Luke's Anglican Church in Annapolis Royal. Here is a great website where my friend Trish Fry has captured the event in pictures - http://thegardenshutterbug.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/a-300th-anniversary-at-st-lukes/. Trish is a terrific photographer and has docmented many places and events around her town over the years.
Monday, October 11, 2010
It was a big day today in Annapolis Royal. Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, The Honourable Mayann E. Francis was able to be with us as we celebrated our various backgrounds which make up this wonderful community. There was a fashion show of costumed folks from down through the years assisted ably by Millie Hawes. Alan Melanson was the Master of Ceremonies and we had the Honourable Ramona Jennex of the Nova Scotia government on hand as well.
The queen and her entourage arrived in her carriage and then the carriage brought our Lt. Governor to the stand.
Here are some of the photos taken of the day - a very hot and humid day I might add - but an excellent event. I should add that the Lt. Governor had a wonderful time making a poker with Brad Hall, a local sculptor and sometime blacksmith.