November 15, 2011

For the eighth consecutive year, LO member Pathways to Perennials in Kettleby, hosted its Annual Art and Jazz Charity Garden Party to raise funds for the Southlake Regional Cancer Unit.
The event collected $3,000, which brings the eight-year total to over $21,000.
Attendees at the Sept. 29 event enjoyed a beautiful evening of delectable food donated by Summerfresh, and an interactive menu prepared by Absolutely Fine Foods, while enjoying the incredible sounds of The Trilogy Jazz Project.
Visitors were also able to view the fragrant perennial beds and lifestyle displays enhanced by outdoor lighting.
International sculptor, Brett Davis of Age of Bronze Studio in King Township, displayed his work.
The evening was capped off by a raffle in which many companies came together to donate prizes to such a good cause.
The raffle featured more than two dozen fantastic pieces of interior and exterior décor, plants, trees and garden accessories.
Angie Mennen, garden centre manager, noted that statistics show that by 2014, York Region alone will see as many as 4,500 new cancer cases diagnosed each year, almost double the provincial average increase.