Saturday, October 10, 2015

First FUNdraiser

So we had our first FUNdraiser a few weeks back at the castle to support the Fire and Ice Festival in Tupper Lake. Andy decided it would be a good time for he, Maria, and I to finish up a bunch of final details before the party started on Saturday. 
Maria made fabric tabs to hang this painting from and so we took it down for her to sew them on
and then we had to set the scaffolding up, and ladder, for andy to dangerously rehang the painting with the witches broom.
the new apolstered couch looks AWESOME in the fundgeon. and it is pretty comfy.
the artillery
spear collection
                                 Andy put a new rope on great hall staircase. Safety first
                         The big window off the great hall, on back of castle now has a small balcony
                           Andy has , what he calls, his garage, in the back od the castle now.
There's new pebble and concrete border around the perimeter to prevent people from getting too close to walls.
                         Andy up high again on another ladder changing all the light bulbs out.
                                    Kerosene pots line the walk to the entrance for our guest.
We couldn;t find any nice fall flowers to buy for fountain, so Maria went au naturale and made this nice display from things she found around the castle grounds.
A Queens welcome
    and the pary begins, live music and all
      People enjoying the food and drinks, provided by Well Dressed Foods, in the Fundgeon.
                               The ladies in the Queen's bathroom looking out at the party
    Maria, the real and only queen of the castle, sitting in the queen's room talking with guests.
Had to keep people off the roof as the parapet walls are not done, safety first, so we lied about having a dragon.
                                                          It was a full, fun house/castle!
                             The queen reading off the door prizes and performing the live auction.
                   Ben and Jay were awesome live music, wish I could have sat and listened more.
Thank you all for coming and for being so welcoming to us new comers and for supporting the Fire and Ice Festival