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08 Dec 2014

DBE in Tennessee 2014 Christmas Tea

Well there it was again, that time of the year!
The Daughters of the British Empire in Tennessee Christmas Tea 2014
For those of you who have never attended this event. This is a traditional High Tea served by the ladies of the two Tennessee Chapters and is always a huge success.
This year was no different with 200 Tickets being sold and a long waiting list for any cancellations. There were no cancellations in fact.
The event started at 1.00pm on Saturday 6th December on a rainy cold day. The weather did not deter the ladies however and they all looked resplendent in their beautiful dresses and hats.
The opening address was once again given by Diane Jones the Tennessee State President who welcomed the guests to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City.
Then the Ladies descended on the guests with pots of steaming hot tea and plates of Pastries, Sausage Rolls, Scotch Eggs and Cakes of many descriptions, all baked by hand by the members of the DBE in Tennessee.
During the Tea some members of the Choir of the University of Tennessee serenaded the ladies with Christmas Carols.
After this, the ever popular fashion show by Chicos took place with ladies for the DBE taking the part of models

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There was the annual Raffle and Gift Drawing which has always proved to be very popular. Some of the prizes being donated by a few of the Vendors at this year’s event as well as by DBE members themselves.
Then Phil Perkins took the stage dressed in his traditional Scottish Garb complete with Kilt and Sporran. Phil recited his version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” named “Twas Three Weeks Before Christmas”. This was very well received by all.
The Event ended in the usual singing of “We wish you a Merry Christmas” by all the ladies of the DBE.
So to those of my readers who have not attended this wonderful event get in quickly next year and reserve your ticket. Details of dates will be published on this website.

Some of our Guests with Jim McCulloch Husband of Joan from Wimbledon Chapter

Some of our Guests with Jim McCulloch Husband of Joan from Wimbledon Chapter

 

The Ladies putting the Finishing Touches to the Tables

The Ladies putting the Finishing Touches to the Tables

 

One of our younger Guest looking wonderful

One of our younger Guest looking wonderful

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