Tea For Two - and More!
A formal English tea in a small Mississippi town raises money, awareness and community spirits for friends and lovers of animals.
- by Daisy Mae Delray, columnist and registered seizure alert dog
The first two teas— this is the 4th Annual — were in honor of Herman Moseley, who was the beloved beagle of Alice Moseley, folk artist and Bay Saint Louis resident. Herman served his mistress well. He died about two years ago at the venerable age of 23.
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!
Scenes from Barksgiving 2015