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.