Tea For Two - and More!
- by Daisy Mae Delray, columnist and registered seizure alert dog
Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County was organized in 2000 by a group of concerned citizens to address the “problem” of too many cats and dogs.
The 501(c)3 nonprofit raises funds through grants, membership, individual donations and fundraisers.
These funds support low- to no-cost spay and neuter financial assistance; trap, neuter, and release of feral cats; adoption subsidies and transport; a GUMBO fund to provide medical care for sick and injured animals brought to the shelter, and shelter support and community outreach.
Four years ago Friends kicked up their fundraising and awareness campaign by hosting a very proper afternoon tea. Anyone familiar with Friends and their Second Saturday bake sale in front of Maggie May’s knows that they love to bake.
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The tea this year on the 3rd of April will be from 1-4 p.m. at the Bay Saint Louis Community Hall. Twenty tables have been reserved to date. There is no cost to reserve the table, although each of the eight seats are sold for $15 each. The person reserving the table supplies all the table decorations and the dishes, teacups, glasses, folks, and so on. The tables are works of art, and a lot of thought goes into the design.
Door prizes, music, an upscale silent auction, and seating with the assistance of butlers in evening wear contribute to the atmosphere. Contact Christina Richardson at 228.222.7018 for more information.
Food is prepared by volunteers. Aleen Grieshaber’s lemon curd is the best you will ever taste. Serious Bread always makes scones and the dishes of savory items and sweets are spectacular.
While the tea is a fundraiser it is also an opportunity to be with people who are likeminded when it comes to animal welfare. It is also an opportunity to dress up, wear a magnificent hat and to enjoy a lovely English Tea.
Keep your tail high and your feet dry!