The weekend of November 30 to December 2, Elmwood officially launched the holiday season!
The Old Girls’ Art Show, featuring more than thirty artists from the Elmwood community and over 100 works of art, started with a very successful Vernissage on Friday night and continued throughout the weekend. A portion of the sale of each work of art is generously donated to the Old Girls’ Scholarship Fund. Thank you to Liz Heatherington ‘63 and Lynne Evenson ‘79 for leading an incredible group of volunteers in this effort and thank you to Peter Honeywell and Joanne Lochheadfor curating the show again this year. A very special thank you to Elmwood Visual Art teacher, Heawon Chun and all the Elmwood girls who participated in the student portion of the Art Show.
On Saturday, we hosted our annual Holly Tea and Marketplace. The tradition of this event goes back many decades as every year Elmwood would open its doors to the community for an afternoon of tea, companionship and holiday spirit. This year's Holly Tea was a spectacular success, and we have some very special people to thank: Thank you to the Holly Tea Committee, lead by co-chairs Alexei Barbeau-O'Connor and Aileen Conway (and supported by many family members), for utterly transforming our school gym into a scene from Who-ville with no detail overlooked. The setting was beautiful, and the atmosphere was festive.
Thank you to Chef Candice and her Elmwood Bistro Team for the delicious and creative Whoville-inspired treats. Thank you to Jeanette Marrett '64 and the Prefects for beautifully serving the tea and making sure guests were looked after. Thank you, Santa for spending such quality time with our littlest friends.
Finally, thank you to the many artisans and vendors who participated in the Holly Tea Marketplace—including many Elmwood girls who displayed their creativity and entrepreneurship and came out to support their friends and classmates. Without all of you, these wonderful community traditions would not be the seasonal highlights they are today!