Inner Wheel Club of St. Marys hosts afternoon tea


  • Music & Arts   Wednesday, June 15, 2022   Contributed



The Inner Wheel Club of St. Marys hosted a very entertaining afternoon tea on June 6 in honour of local historical figure and world famous violinist, Nora Clench. The tea was held at the St. Marys home of Marie and John Stevens, (Riverside B and B) which is where Nora Clench resided as a child. Posing on the front porch is from left, June Cunningham, who wrote a script chronicling Nora's life. Next to her is Denise Fergussen, who played the journalist interviewing Nora. Young Nora is talented violinist, Mackenzie Bartlett of Stratford, who played three classical pieces for the guests. On the right is Carol Robinson Todd, who convincingly played the adult Nora.
The Inner Wheel Club supports local causes such as the Food Bank, GOALS children's breakfast program, Festival of Lights, Heritage Festival, United Way, Mobility Bus. To learn more about Nora Clench, visit the historical plaque across from the Stevens' home on Robinson Street. You can also visit the St. Marys Museum where some of Nora's letters are preserved. (Contributed photo)