AAUW holds ‘Downton Abbey’ tea event
GLOVERSVILLE — The second American Association of University Women Celebration Fundraiser was held June 12 at the Eccentric Club in Gloversville. This year’s celebration theme was a Farewell to “Downton Abbey” Tea. It was attended by more than 70 ladies of all ages, some dressed in period costume and hats.
Music was provided by cellists, Samantha Clark and Ellen Adamson. Episodes of PBS’ “Downton Abbey” series were shown on a large screen during the event as well.
A trivia contest was held and prizes awarded. Each guest received a tea bag and holder as favors. A copy of the Downton Abby news was also at each place at the assigned tables along with quotes attributed to characters in the series.
Guests enjoyed High Tea catered by Union Hall and had an opportunity to have pictures taken with life sized cutouts of Lord Grantham and Lady Edith Grantham who are characters in the PBS series. The cutouts were among items in the raffle which included donations from AAUW members and local businesses. Those attending also had the chance to bid on silent auction items. Funds raised at the AAUW Celebration will go for future philanthropic, advocacy and educational initiatives locally.
Many AAUW members volunteered to make the fundraiser a success. Helen James and Catherine Julius served as co-chairs for the event.

Office of the Aging picnic set for Aug. 4
NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living bus will “Blaze the Trail” honoring the Summer Olympics to the Office of the Aging picnic at the Concordia Park, Thursday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per person.
The menu will include pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, salads, desserts and beverages.
There will be over 40 exhibitors along with entertainment, games and a caricature artist.
If anyone is interested in attending, call 752-8737, and leave your name and telephone number. Someone will return your call.