Thursday, 21 February 2019

Founders Day 2019

Central Hawke's Bay and Southern Hawke's Bay Federation members celebrated Founders Day by getting dressed up 
in their finest (including head attire) and having a high tea at Oruawharo Homestead


A couple of ladies getting into the swing of things 😁


Off for a tour around the homestead. Oruawharo was in a very neglected state when the current owners took over, 
and is painstakingly and faithfully being restored to its former grandeur





Then off across the lawn to Vincent's - formerly a church built by the original owners of Oruawharo - for the high tea


'Celebrate Life'


The most beautiful bone china was used...


... with a plethora of choices for tea!


The food was delicious 😋


We were treated to a presentation on the history of Orauwharo Homestead and St Vincent's Church


and sent on our way home by a rainbow!