A Garden Party With Heart
By Kathy Jordan
“It’s so nice to have neighbors come together in such a relaxed and cordial way,” said LCA Member Mary Quincannon, a
longtime time Lincoln Park resident. That sentiment was repeated often as neighbor encountered neighbor at LCA’s first annual Sunday Summer Sipper on Sunday, June 21, at the Fire Station Park. While emphasis was on the park’s wonderful gardens, the event was designed to bring LCA members and others together for an afternoon of connection and conversation.
Many people saw friends they hadn’t seen in months. Others met neighbors and for the first time. “It became an afternoon of interaction and pure enjoyment for those in attendance,” said Sally Drucker, LCA Parks Chair and the person who keeps the Fire Station Park growing better every year. “It was wonderful to be able to show the design of the garden, with its prairie and wetland beds, herb garden, vegetable beds, and peaceful setting. And our new sculpture got a workout from the little ones.”
Neighbors enjoyed beverages and hors d’oeuvres featuring herbs from the garden as they strolled through the park. Everything from mojitos and minted ice tea, to melon and mint skewers, cucumber chive sandwiches, grilled herbed vegetables, green goddess dressing, and caprese skewers–all made by LCA members for the enjoyment of guests who included Alderman Michele Smith.
We couldn’t have asked for a better result from our plans. We wanted an event that would bring to life our new logo–Lincoln Central . . . the heart of the neighborhood. And that’s exactly what happened.
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