The evening was a longtime vision of Claudia Loy. She and friends Lynn Reaves, Marilyn Clapper, Lulu Smith and Kari Cain made the fund-raising event a successful reality.
Fourteen tables seating eight people each were decorated by hostesses using their own tablecloths, dishes, centerpieces and other items. Each hostess invited family and friends to fill her table, and attendees voted on their favorite of the many varied tables. The Angel Guild won the vote with a table decorated with items from their shop.
Two Red Hat Society groups created decorations to reflect their colors of red and purple. Key Fitness Center provided large exercise balls for half of their table seating. Some tables had special placecards, others eye-catching centerpieces.
A variety of raffle items from local businesses was included. The luncheon was furnished by Reaves, Smith, Cain and Lisa Marshall. A “wedding cake” dessert was provided by Sweet Divas Catering.
Fashions were from LL’s Formal Occasions from Gig Harbor and Classic Kids from Port Orchard. An MC, Suzie Swazette of Musical Journeys commented on the clothing, from casual wear to weddings, as the models, from Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor, and Port Orchard, descended the steps and walked the red carpet runway.
Loy said she was pleased and hopes to make this an annual event. Attendees were delighted with the occasion, and plan to return if another tea and fashion show occurs next year.
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