The Ladies of the Centre Court and Wimbledon Chapters held another very successful fundraiser
on Saturday December 7th. It was their annual Christmas Tea and Fashion show which has become
a yearly tradition for many of the ladies in the area who attend each year.
This year they served nearly 200 guests, which proved to be a record year in ticket sales. The tea
was held at St. Thomas’s in Lenoir City and by all accounts it was a wonderful event enjoyed by all.
The fashion show by Chico’s Turkey Creek, with some of our ladies as models, was a highlight, plus
vocal entertainment from two local singers, and many vendors who provided everyone an
opportunity to shop before and after the tea. A traditional British tea was served with all home
baked British and Commonwealth goodies, and of course lots of cups of tea. The Ladies ended the
event by singing “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” to all the guests.
This event is many months in the planning and we have a well-established group of members with
skills that sometimes surprise us all, from our catering team (who ensures that all foods are made
fresh and representative of the event we are presenting) to table arrangers, ticket and leaflet
producers, escorts, greeters (usually our husbands without whom we could not manage as they are
always there setting up, during the event as escorts and at the end to help breakdown the event
once over) etc. and of course our wonderful team of people who encourage their friends and
relatives to come along and enjoy the day.
This is a charitable event, local and our DBE Charity all will truly benefit from what is a wonderful
day enjoyed, not only by our guests, but also by our members.
We hope you can join us next year. Watch the website for more information.