the travels of Chris Gostling

..what a week it has been! Very busy but good and a lot of fun…another reminder of why I 1471153_769156046434499_961143836_nlike to be here. We had the Art at the Eco event on Saturday, the culmination of  weeks of planning and preparing to make it the best event ever and it was just that…the best event ever (that is, until the next one!) I am not sure how much money we raised overall but whatever it is it is worth it….and both children of Lake Worth and the Neighbourhood Fund will benefit. Last Saturday saw a group of us decorating the Eco Building to bring Christmas to life, it looked stunning! Mike Miller and Paul Millar returned on Sunday to precariously hang lights from the ceiling of this very tall building to add the final touch, superb although I have no idea about how they managed it.1488810_667786033243342_1782639229_n The building itself is a marvellous example of green architecture and is certainly worth a visit….from the waterfall in the foyer to the plants, greenery and superb decor on the upper floors, it is a sight to behold and a great place in which to work. Nancy and John Romano are so very generous and allow us to use this wonderful building which only enhances our event even more…thank you very much.

the dream team Paul Millar, Mike Miller, Tammy Pansa, Rhonda Hewit, Chris Gostling.

the dream team Paul Millar, Mike Miller, Tammy Pansa, Rhonda Hewitt, Chris Gostling.

Friday evening was table time where tables from the shuffleboard court were collected and placed on the building ready for vendors on Saturday morning.  AnnaMaria had done a superb job on the table covers which looked both professional and stunning. The day of the event dawned and volunteers began arriving around  noon to start setting up …… And how that transformed the whole place into an absolute riot of colour and gaiety. From 1471183_550763338346471_1223788822_n 1477541_550763288346476_2067196124_njewelry, paintings, palm sculptures, cards, clothing made from recycled materials to photography, shell art, music makers both young and old alike…everything meshed together to create a wonderful event that was lively and fun. The raffle went well with people digging deep into their pockets to swell our coffers in the hopes of winning one of our excellent prizes. The cake was weighed eventually and was found to weight 7lbs 7oz. Amazing that the very first person to guess was the one who got it right! I made it and I was sure it would weigh much more than that.image 2 The event was attended by commissioners who mingled with the crowds and socialized on the wine and appetizer area.  Pam Triolo drew the raffle along with Andy Amoroso and a great time was had by all. I had to get up at silly o’clock to drive to Jacksonville where we joined the wedding party on the beach.1426351_771646626185441_1154682710_n What a time we had, an extremely happy occasion for all …… And what a house we are in, truly beautiful! Now there are only three of us left and we have four days to explore yet another area of Florida that we have never before visited. Jacksonville is wonderful, a small town full of interesting things to visit and see.

sand sculpture

sand sculpture

A visit to St Augustine tomorrow is going to be exciting, a place that is much talked about and recommended by everyone who has been here, more about the adventures next week when I shall be reporting from various airports on the way home to England and it will be goodbye to Lake Worth until next March.   Thank you Chris Gostling for allowing us to see your point of view of how wonderful our world is if we only let it in.  Inserting a few more photos to share of this wonderful event. 

Tour of the LEED building by Architect John Szerdi

Tour of the LEED building by Architect John Szerdi

performance by "Pitch Perfect" from Sacred Heart School located in Mango Groves

performance by “Pitch Perfect” from Sacred Heart School located in Mango Groves
"Pitch Perfect" performance by Sacred Heart students

“Pitch Perfect” performance by Sacred Heart students

next blog posting from England.

next blog posting from England.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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