By Beth David, Editor
The fourth annual Picnic on the Lawn in Fairhaven filled up the grounds of the Unitarian Memorial Church with white-clad diners, elegantly dressed dining tables, and lots of laughter on Saturday, 8/5.
Inspired by “Diner en Blanc,” which started in Paris more than 25 years ago, it is a fun event for friends to gather and share a meal. Everyone is required to wear white, and the tables are draped in white to create a photogenic effect.
Tim Evans of Howe Allen Real Estate was the main organizer of the event which featured music by husband and wife team Chris and Nina Ott, and a silent auction to benefit the Fairhaven Historical Society.
“I had no idea what to expect,” said first-timer Melissa, aka “Mimsi,” who works at Brahmin. “It is so delightful.”
“Lovely,” added Liz, aka “Stevie,” who also works at Brahmin, which had two tables this year.
Diners were required to bring their own food and table settings. The event organizers provided the tables and white tablecloths.
Mr. Evans told the group that four years ago he and his husband Howe Allen attended a similar event with friends and decided, “Fairhaven could do something like that.”
“Thank you all for making this event as successful as it has been,” said Mr. Evans.
Mr. Allen added that they moved to Fairhaven seven years ago.
“We have felt very embraced by this community. We love Fairhaven,” said, adding that the Fairhaven Historical Society tells the story of Fairhaven, and that is why they wanted to support it.
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