2004 Jacaranda Matron of Honour Lynn Turton with Jacaranda Holiday Princess runner up Amy Freeman enjoy a laugh at the Jacaranda Afternoon Tea. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
2004 Jacaranda Matron of Honour Lynn Turton with Jacaranda Holiday Princess runner up Amy Freeman enjoy a laugh at the Jacaranda Afternoon Tea. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

108 enjoy a cuppa as part of Jacaranda Afternoon Tea

A WEEK ago Cheryl Barnes thought she was going to have to cancel the Jacaranda Afternoon Tea.

"I only had about 45 booked in but then all of a sudden they all came in a flurry," Mrs Barnes said after breaking her personal best with 108 attendees.

"We had 104 last year," she said.

Mrs Barnes has been helping to organise the afternoon tea for five years.

She said after its inception in about 2003, they used to get a bigger crowd and while it had dwindled, it was picking up in the past couple of years.

"Now we're looking forward to making it even bigger next year for the 80th Jacaranda Festival," she said.

The afternoon tea was held at the Horbury Hunt Hall at Christ Church Cathedral.

Festival guest of honour Dr Allan Tyson was the guest speaker.

"Everyone just loved him," Mrs Barnes said. "We could have listened to him speak all day."



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