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Georgian Society hosts second wine-and-cheese fundraiser

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM
These children are being shown the craft of basket-making by basket weavers Carmen Bailey (left) and Nyron Williams. -Photos by Richard Morais
Florence Logan (left), Yvonne Brown and Wendell Stewart took time out for our lens.
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Richard Morais, Gleaner Writer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:After raising a quarter million dollars last year, Falmouth Heritage Renewal and the Falmouth chapter of the Georgian Society of Jamaica held their second staging of their wine-and-cheese fundraiser last Saturday at the Falmouth Wharf.

The event was a party with the sale of some locally made clothing accessories, along with booths displaying the work of the host organisations. The organisers are expecting to surpass last year's figure as the money is to go into the restoration of some of the Georgian buildings, similar to what was done last year.

President of the local Georgian Society, Marina Delfos said, "There are many historic houses in Falmouth that need repair, but we were only able to do three last year. This year, we are expecting to do more."

Sisters, Bernice and Methlyn DeSilva, were awarded with a plaque for maintaining these Georgian houses in a good way. Custos Rotulorum of Trelawny Paul Muschett lauded the ladies for the effort in maintaining the house.

Other persons in attendance included mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Garth Wilkinson; Honorary Consul of Brazil James Goren and his wife, Manuela; commanding officer for the Trelawny police, Superintendent Wilfred Campbell; along with Fay Pickersgill, the author of Jamaica's Fascinating Falmouth, the latest book on the town, among others.