Mystery Fundraising Tea 2016
The 2016 Annual Fundraising Tea on September 17th, held at The Groves Golf and Country Club, was a magnificent success! The actresses did a wonderful job and we think it's safe to say that everyone had a great time! The delicious tea fare was provided by Ghada Jadallah of A Dash of Salt ‘n Pepper, the stage set and art work was provided by Roxanne Harmon of Murals and More, the set construction and set up was provided by Rick Pike of Waterline Construction, the sound system was provided by John Jay the DJ, the raffle and prize organization was headed up by Rosie Heim of Avon, the volunteer helpers were the GFWC Little Women of Lutz, and the hair extensions for Ruby Ring and Goldie Locks were provided by Jill Canfield of J Ellen Studios! Thank you also to our "water boys" who kept the tea pots full and to Tony from OurTownFLA.com for coming out and taking photos of the event!
Special thanks and recognition to the dedicated and talented cast of this year’s mystery tea – Barbara Brekke, Mary Adele Cluck, Penny Pike, April Saland, Jill Canfield, Yvette Behmer, and Co-chairs Elayne Bassinger and Anne Childers - for attending practices, learning lines, and assembling costumes and props, despite busy demanding schedules that include families and careers!
In addition to the play, we enjoyed a hat contest and a best dressed table contest. The judges were Paula O’Neil (Pasco Co. Clerk of the Court), Sandy Graves (Lutz Honorary Mayor), and Terri Dusek (Central Pasco Chamber President). Prizes were awarded for The Best Themed, The Loveliest, The Most Creative, and The Most Elegant.
We raised enough to fund our Grant Program for Women in Business. The grants will be awarded in the Spring of 2017. Below are some of the pictures from the event as well as the program and information on all our generous sponsors. Thank you to all of our sponsors, raffle donors, volunteers, supporters, and guests for helping us make this a great event!
2016 Tea Photos
Tea Cast (from left to right): Barbara Brekke of Go Beyond Your Dream, Yvette Behmer of The Law Offices of Lucas Magazine, Mary Adele Cluck of Marry Me Mary, Penny Pike of Waterline Construction, Anne Childers of Childers & Associates, Jill Canfield of J Ellen Studios, Elayne Bassinger of The Law Offices of Lucas Magazine, and April Saland of A.L. Saland Insurance Solutions.