Vintage Lawn Party

  • Pictured around the table (L-R) are:  FIRST Hutchison, Pat Kinsell, Jane Hadden, Ginny Fanning and Wes Kitner.
  • Pictured (L-R) are: Patsy Kelly, Toni Long, Jay Jamison, Gary Adair and Connie Charlesworth.
  • It was a family affair for this group, posing at the “selfie station.” Standing (L-R) is Alban Haxhinasto, Elizabeth Becker and Kristan Becker Hoffman. Seated (L-R) is Leah Hoffman, Joy French Becker (holding granddaughter Elianna) and Kolby Hoffman.

Photos/Kyla Hurt

The Art Association of Jacksonville recently held the annual “Lawn Party.” This year’s theme was “vintage garden” and was co-chaired by Jeni Thompson-Rajaguru and Kristen Lakes Davidsmeyer. The “Vintage Lawn Party” took place on the front lawn of the David Strawn Art Gallery on August 27. The evening proved a lovely gathering of supporters of the arts. Some “celebrity” bartenders included: Morgan County State’s Attorney Gray Noll, Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, Kyle Schumacher and Elam Rajaguru; there was even a little bit of “flair” involved. The party featured old-fashioned lawn games played by Jim Watson and others, vintage-styled décor, art on display for viewing inside the Strawn, mingling of conversations and guests, plus a signature drink for the affair, served in a mason jar and titled “The Sun Blossom.” Proceeds go to support of the art association. Membership to The Art Association of Jacksonville runs July 1 – June 30; a family membership, for example, is $50 for the year. Contact 217-243-9390 for information.

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