By McKenna MIDDLETON, intern
Tea time began promptly at 11 a.m. this past Saturday at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. The festivities were a fundraiser to benefit the junior evening section of the LCWC.
Women of all ages were in attendance to experience the hospitality that the LCWC is known for while enjoying the Spring Tea Party.
The event took place at the clubhouse on La Crescenta Avenue where each club member had elaborately decorated a table, adding to the ambience of the afternoon. Prom Plus Club volunteers and members of Girl Scout Troop 15851, acting as waitstaff in matching uniforms, kept a buffet table filled with delicious baked goods and finger sandwiches made by club members.
A silent auction featuring a variety of items took place during most of the morning. Most items were donated by local businesses and club members made baskets for the auction. For entertainment, the Twirlrific baton-twirling group from the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge performed to Katy Perry’s “Roar,” eliciting great applause from the audience of club members and tea party attendees.
Amidst all the tea drinking and sandwich snacking, a best hat contest took place. Many of the women wore extravagant hats and the competition was tough. In the end, long time LCWC member Ellie Pipes took first prize in the contest. Her floppy white and pink brimmed hat was worthy of the Harry and David pears and truffles she won. A plethora of other prizes were given out in a series of raffles during the tea.
The tea is scheduled to be held every other year.