Monday, February 23, 2015

Chinese New Year Celebration - FCFCC

Kilee and Alyzabeth enjoyed the Chinese New Year celebration at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. The weather turned out just gorgeous, low-70's. Perfect considering we just came out of three freezing days! Before photos:

Carolyn took them around the room, selecting which raffles to put their tickets in - Ford bought an obscene amount for us to ensure the odds will be in our favor of winning something! The food was great with dumplings, Asian cold salad, steak, chicken, macaroni and cheese, rice and sweet potatoes - all good! Also, a drinks table for the kids to self-serve (and a bar for us adults!).
Year of the Sheep crafts:
Kilee's favorite raffle item and she won it! She was so happy - a sunflower star-burst made from book pages, sprayed with gold paint (made by Rina Speciale).
We all won something, a wine basket, a Chinese basket (cloisonne candle stick holders, picture frame and purple jade/pearl earrings), plus a golf certificate for four at Cimarrone! Carolyn won a red, white and blue bracelet (she knows who will love it too).
We donated a hand-made cherry blossom dress (made by J. Raff - Fly Away Home) for the raffle too; hope some little girl loves it!
The sleeping lion, everyone had to help wake it up!
Kilee pleased she got so close to the lion this year!
Close enough to touch:
Kilee holding AA's hand - so cute!
A great event! Thank you to the FCFCC Board and Volunteers!

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