Monday 19 March 2018

Anne serves up a treat at Tea Party

THERE were cups of tea, giggles and slices of cake as the American Tea party in Kiskeam got into full swing last week.

Anne Scannell of Anne's Kitchen in Boherbue. along with a host of Kiskeam women. rolled up their sleeves for a joint fundraiser for the Cope Foundation in Mallow and St Joseph's Foundation in Charleville. Anne's daughter, Deirdre who is 34 years old, attends the Cope Foundation in Mallow.

With a smile, Anne told The Corkman that 154 cold plates were served on the day and she had six strapping young men from Boherbue Comprehensive School, who happily donned dickie bows and proved to be great waiters.

There were hostesses at each table and it meant they brought their own cutlery, glasses and laid their own tables and also brought deserts. Anne, who is a veteran in the kitchen, said that while the day was hard work, she along with all her helpers thoroughly enjoyed it.

"I still have welts in my hands as we served 154 cold plates. There was a fantastic community spirit," she said.

Anne also got all her family and friends involved. She especially thanked Leo and Noreen Fitzgerald who provided a free disco that night. In addition, a lot of Anne's suppliers also sponsored the meat and salads.

There was also a raffle in which Sheila O'Keeffe bagged the €100 voucher for the Ross Hotel in Killarney, which was kindly sponsored by Ingredient Solutions in Boherbue.

"I think everyone had a brilliant time and we really hope to host it again next year," she said. So far, she said that €2,743 was raised from the fundraiser.