On Friday June 17th the Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens held a party in the Robbins Town Garden — the garden between the town hall and the library that was designed in 1938 by the Olmsted Brothers’ firm.
For a $50 ticket people were treated to a meal from either Jose’s Torta Mexicana or the Blue Ribbon Barbeque, and beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages.
The added bonus was the chance to listen to the music of a great Band – What She Said https://www.facebook.com/WhatSheSaidBOS.
To hear some of the songs
The weather was warm and breezy , the garden was beautiful and those of us who attended really enjoyed meeting and partying with old and new friends.
The purpose of the party was to expose more people in the community to the Robbins Town Garden, to interest people in joining “The Friends” organization, and to raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the garden. One lucky woman won the raffle prize – an ornamental tree planted in her yard!
We succeeded in covering our expenses, introduced some new people to the garden and, in responsee to our outreach for the event, raised an additional $1,300 for the garden restoration endowment.
The party was such a success we hope to make it an annual event.
Photos by Ava Cunniff