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Wine and Cheese fundraiser for Rose Leon Memorial Trust

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Faith and Douglas Webster flash their pearly whites.
Jean Jones engages in conversation with Patrick Smith (left) and Peter Glaze.
Gloria Langrin (left), attorney-at-law, and Dr Mearle Barrett pause for a photo at the Rose Leon Memorial Trust fundraiser.
From left Mickie McGowan and Marie Thompson flashes their pearly whites for our lens.
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What better way to spend a Saturday evening than being entertained by the impeccable jazz melodies of Myrna Hague and pianist Marjorie Whylie?

On Saturday, the Jamaica Women's Political Caucus organised a wine and cheese fundraiser for the Rose Leon Memorial Trust at the Grand Suite, Knutsford Court Hotel, in New Kingston.

A fund was established to honour the memory of Rose Agatha Leon, the first female Minister of Government and the only politician to have held a post in the Cabinet of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People's National Party (PNP) governments. Leon passed in 1999.

While the great vino and the variety of cheese was the focal point of the event, the main pull was the indomitable Myrna Hague and Marjorie Whylie. Whylie was the first to hit the stage, paving the way for Hague.

Hague told the audience that she is a romantic singer, and she wears her romantic passion on her sleeves when she performs, she is all about love and fun. And she was right. She did not disappoint with hits from her album 'Best of Simply Myrna', that, at times, had the audience singing along.

To top off the night Hague gave away three copies of her album, to those who were up on their 'Myrna trivia'. Before exiting the stage she noting how grateful she was to be asked to be a part of a worthy cause.

cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com