Annual Founders Day Thanksgiving Celebration 2009

On Sunday 29th November we held an AUSTERITY PIE PARTY !


at Trevelyan House

.......that is cherry pie, apple pie, punkin’ pie, pecan pie all baked by Donna Anton & Melissa Hardie

tea -- coffee -- hot spiced cider -- cranberry juice

The event was a sell-out with over 50 people attending.

There was -

  • Bluegrass live music by Mrs Kirk & Co
  • Free draw for 2 copies of the Newlyn Art Dictionary
  • Book-bobbing for mystery prizes
  • Exhibits in every room on current projects

Melissa writes:

The house was full to overflowing with the jolly crowd that 'pulled a book' in the book-bobbing, and fed on scrumptious pies (15 pies consumed of 5 varieties - those on the invite + chocolate cream pie for 'dessert' and spiced cider.

Alethea Wigzell and Marion Whybrow each became the proud new owner of a copy of the Newlyn Art Dictionary & Sourcebook.


Peter Waverly's timely exhibition of the 48 businesses closing down in the past year in Penzance, made sobering but very interested viewing.

All of this plus the delightful bluegrass music of Mrs Kirk & Co throughout the afternoon. It really was a huge success and much fun had by all!

£120 was raised and given to Save the Children’s Ethiopia Food Crisis Emergency Appeal