August 24th marked the first ORS Event, and it kicked off with a resounding success. The Oregon Regency Society's sponsor, the Ainsworth House & Gardens in Oregon City opened up their beautiful facility to our membership for our first Regency Party.
Although planning for 25 attendees, we had over 40. It began with a period of general socializing, some games of whist, and members took advantage of the lovely late afternoon to stroll about the immaculate English Gardens in their lovely costumes. Then everyone came in to dine. The buffet featured spring greens salad, pork pie, quiche, red-bliss potatoes, a tray of cheeses and meats, a honey-ham, two fruit tarts, cake, and a bowl of punch.
The dancing began soon after dinner, and kept on until ten in the evening. Miss Laura Plett called the dances, and the sets filled the room.
All in all it was a wonderful, civilized and diverting evening of good fun and excellent society. We are looking foward to more such events. Pictures of the event can be found here. A big thank you to Rev. Kevin Yell of the Ainsworth House & Gardens for such a lovely venue.