Garden Party to Benefit the
McCreary-Greer House Maintenance Fund
Photos by Daniella Thompson
McCreary-Greer House is badly in need of repairs and maintenance. In addition, the BAHA Board of Directors is committed to making our headquarters more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Phase 1 of our plan calls for repaving the driveway and rebuilding the back porch. Phase 2 will include installing a lift and creating a wider entry door from the back porch. This door will replace the south window. We consider the changes minimal and believe that will not compromise the historic character of the house.
While BAHA currently has funds for Phase 1 of the project, we are fundraising for Phase 2. We launched our fundraising campaign on Sunday, 3 October 2010, with a garden party and barbecue whose proceeds are earmarked for the McCreary-Greer House Maintenance Fund.
BAHA Vice-President James Grandison acted as executive chef, producing a feast for the eyes and the palate.
James Grandison in action
BAHA board member and architect Shawn Smith outlined our plans for upgrades to the party guests.
One of the guests was Carl Bunch, a co-author of the Berkeley Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Shawn Smith presenting the plans
The Berkeley Daily Planets publisher and editor, Mike and Becky OMalley
l to r: David Snippen, Arlene Silk, Patrick Pasture, John McBride & Joe Cerny
Lynda & J. Pearce Hurley talk to Shawn Smith about our planned upgrades.
l to r: Marge Caldwell, Susan Cerny & Bill Jolliffe
The chef supervised by his son, Jacob
James Grandison Sr. & Jacob
Marge Caldwell & John McBride
l to r: John McBride, Susan Cerny, James Grandison, Joe Cerny, Jacob Grandison
Shawn Smith & Tasha Mullen
l to r: Joe Cerny, Carl Bunch, Marge Caldwell, David Snippen, Patrick Pasture, Bill Jolliffe
center rear: Rob & Catherine Schmidt
Jerry Cooper & Carol Bier
foreground: Maya & Sharon Oded, Patrick Pasture
Bill Jetton & Jim Williams
foreground clockwise from left: Rob & Catherine Schmidt, Carl Bunch & Marge Caldwell, Lynda & J. Pearce Hurley, Anthony Bruce; behind: John English & Patrick Pasture
Sally Sachs, Arlene Silk, Mike & Becky OMalley
Joe Cerny, Mara Melandry, Susan Fadley, Susan Cerny, Mike & Becky OMalley
Mara Melandry, Susan Fadley & Susan Cerny
Carol Bier & Patrick Pasture; behind: Arlene Silk, Sally Sachs & Mike OMalley
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