Enjoying the Garden Party at Historic Pohick Church in Lorton are from left: Judy Sunderland, Sandi Kind, Jackie Wells, Gloria Jackson, Pamela Nelson, Jane Grant, and Charlotte Knipling.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
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On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Historic Pohick Church on Richmond Highway in Lorton held its first Docent Guild Garden Party fundraiser for 95 people, raising about $1,000 to benefit the Historic Pohick Church Foundation, whose mission is the restoration and maintenance of the church building. The event included a fancy hors d'oeuvres and wine, a live auction, raffle, music by the Apollo String Quartet from Robinson Secondary School, and flutist Don Francisco from Mount Vernon. Some guests dressed in historic costumes and donned their fancy hats for the Mad Hatter Hat Contest.
"The event benefits the historic Pohick Church Foundation, which maintains the historic church building built in 1774," said Micheyl Bartholomew, in charge of Pohick Church Special Events. "George Washington and George Mason were on the building committee and after 250 years, the church is still standing."
The hors d'oeuvres included curried chicken satay with mint vinaigrette, bacon tomato bites, fruit kebabs, and antipasto kebabs. Desserts included lemon bars, French pastries, dark chocolate cabernet cupcakes, and citrus buttercream cupcakes.