In 2009 John S. Taylor initiated and continues to Chair the innovative Festival of Porches & Verandahs. Held the last Saturday of July, elegant Victorian style luncheons are served on private porches around town. “Queen Victoria” makes an annual appearance along with a wandering troubadour and personalities from 19th century history.
Art in the Park was revived in 2010 by Marlee Robinson and has become part of an expanded Festival of Porches & Verandahs.
In 2012 a Sunday of Entertainment organised by Bob Todd’s team will link with Art in the Park to further develop the Festival of Porches & Verandahs.