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Annual Christmas Tea

The 2018 Christmas Tea was once again held at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City on December at 1.00pm. Our thanks go to them for a splendid venue.

This year we opened the doors at 12.30 to allow our guests to have time to browse the vendors stalls before the tea began.

This year was a record breaker with 225 guests enjoying delicious food and tea, as usual the food was all made and prepared by the DBE ladies and was a splendid display of creativity.

After the opening address the DBE Ladies descended on the tables with pots of piping hot British Tea and plates of pastries, cakes, sausage rolls, Scotch Eggs and various small bites and sandwiches. Soon the hall was buzzing with chatter and sounds of tea cups chinking.

During the Tea we were privileged to have the Madrigal Singers from Farragut High School to entertain us with songs and dancing from medieval times. The Highlight of their performance was on the last song they came down among the guests and sang once again. This delighted the ladies.

We then started the first round of our Raffle Prize Drawing. This year the profits from the Raffle Draw are to be donated to California Wildfire victims support. Around half of the prizes were very kindly donated by our vendors. Thank you to each and every one of you.

Diane then introduced Chico’s store in Turkey Creek who started the fashion show. Once again the models were drawn from the ladies of the DBE in Tennessee.This is a very popular event with our guests and Chico’s displayed some beautiful clothes. Thanks to them.

We then started the second  round of our Raffle Prize Drawing after which Diane drew the lucky winners for the Door Prizes.

The tea was wrapped up in the traditional manner with all the ladies of the DBE joining  together to sing “We Wish you a Merry Christmas”.

After this successful tea and if you are reading this and wish to come along next year get your orders for tickets in early to avoid disappointment.

Our Vendors this year were :

Zulu Electric Wire Baskets. : Carol Erikson Photography. : Amy Huckwell (Sendoutcards). : Linda Johnson Watercolors. :Sandy’s Southern Salts. : Sue Wickstrom. Fashion Artwear.

Irene Mueller Gomez Bead Weaving.


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