A Night
in the Tropics

Beautiful lilies, good friends, rhythmic music, tasty food and unusual plants - what more could one ask. Perfect weather? We had that too! The lily ponds have never looked better! Inside the Jewel Box, Brenda greeted everyone, supplying name tags written in tropical colored inks. Facing her were Alice's photo displays of the Saturday morning Jewel Box volunteers at work, and the many colorful lilies in the ponds. The 2008 Pond-O-Rama slide show was running. Rhythmic tropical music floated through the building. Tables had colorful covers and napkins, and flowers were everywhere. We visited, enjoyed a luscious meal, learned about unusual tropical plants and gave awards to six deserving people. There were even lots of door prizes! Pam, you really know how to throw a terrific party!

Howard and Rick checked out the lily ponds
They're looking their best! A beautiful white lily
One of the deep pink ones
Aren't these leaves interesting!
Don was the original recipient of the Ganim award
Inside Brenda welcomed (and tagged) us
Alice created some wonderful displays!
Tim Delaney of Steely Pan provided lively music
Tropically colorful table linens
Mary and John 'raise their glasses'
Pam and Barb looked lovely
Carly and Steve look happy
Jim and Mary Pat have fun!
Chow time! Linda, Bob and Carly help themselves
Elaine, Bob and Pat - Plenty for everyone
What did Alice say, Ruth?
Bob and Linda have some dessert
Jessie and Ruth must be telling secrets!
Joe and Tonya had the perfect outfits
What a Prince Charming!
Speaker Chris Kelley of Cottage Gardens shared slides of unusual and striking tropicals
Award time! Wayne received the Bonnie Alford award
Gilbert shows his AKCA Koi Person of the Year award
Alice announced the Appreciation Certificates
Dave was a great help on Pond-O-Rama!
Linda has worked in the Jewel Box lily pools for years!
Pam's Upcoming Events Poster
Bob won a door prize
The new sound system is terrific, Ray!
Rick and Pam - A beautiful party, Pam! Thanks!