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Seniors’ Support Program Benefit Tea at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul (Photos)

When thinking about tea parties, do you find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts of all things British, scenes from Alice in Wonderland and ladies with pinky fingers stuck up in the air? If so, you're right because the tradition of a Victorian tea lends a sophisticated air to what was a time when the British Gentry came to discover that when friends and family gather around exquisite china, silver and linens, something enchanting happens. 

On Wednesday, April 18th, guests and members of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul (A & P) enjoyed a quintessentially English tea party hosted by The Guild and the Seniors’ Support Program (SSP) of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Homes Foundation.  Kildonan Hall was transformed to an English garden with vintage china adorned with English rose motifs, floral-print napkins, silver tea sets, tiered serving pieces and luxurious delightful delicacies.  Guests and volunteers added to the delightful atmosphere by wearing white gloves and fancy summer hats.  Voices rang in the air and laughter bubbled round.  The Guild members and its merry band of volunteers served a selection of both savory and sweet treats - bite size sandwiches, scones, squares and cookies accompanied the tea.  All agreed that there was not a better way to enjoy a luncheon with spring weather finally budding forth.

The SSP team of Ann Maher, Cindy Morneault and Patricia Smith spoke during the tea and as well, they invited two clients - Mrs. Frankie Legere and Miss Mary Horne, to share their positive experiences from using the SSP services.

The SSP team would like to thank the President of the Guild, Mrs. Betty-Jo Christiani, and The Guild for the invitation to be a part of the its AGM and High Tea.


Tracy Petzke