It was a great celebration of community conservation on June 15, when the ever-so-gracious hostess, Martha Mayo, who always supports so many organizations and people, hosted the annual Summer Solstice Soirée at her charming home.

This well-planned event helped support the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust.

Under a beautiful white tent, more than 130 summerly dressed guests sipped complimentary cocktails and ate an abundance of appetizers while being serenaded by soft music from Danny Webster.

This was the most perfect location. The Z-List couldn’t get over Martha’s meticulously well-groomed and landscaped private lot, which was full of flowers, ferns, trees, plants and stone walkways. I also got a special tour inside her spacious home, which was covered from wall to wall with exquisite and unique paintings on each floor and room by so many different artists from the Merrimack Valley, Maine and beyond.

From left, LP&CT Brian Chapman, Sue and Johannah Zacharer, and Red Hinds, all of Lowell

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust was founded in 1990 by Lowell residents with a vision toward protecting the natural resources upon which the city of Lowell was built. LP&CT provides conservation leadership and programs that focus on four major areas: land protection, stewardship, environmental education and special places. The mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation and preservation of parks, open spaces and special places.

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Guest enjoy the beautiful evening.