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Preservation lunch

In its efforts to raise money, the Gloucester Woman’s Club recently held a garden party and fashion show at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. Proceeds will provide support for stewardship of their historic circa 1750s Edge Hill House, formerly known as Long Bridge Ordinary.

Organized in 1913, the Gloucester Woman’s Club has owned this landmark since World War I when it was purchased from the Gloucester Agricultural Association.  

Elegance is the perfect word to describe all phases of the club’s party. Guests could stroll through the gardens, visit with the rabbits and alpacas, stop by the vendors’ tables or sip on a mimosa, mint julep or wine before entering the dining area. There, lavishly decorated tables provided the proper setting for the gourmet lunch served in classic style. A wine glass never remained empty. The menu included ham biscuits, mixed nuts, Russian salad, tomato aspic, steamed shrimp, ricotta-stuffed chicken breasts, spring greens all on a ...

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