FHU Associated to Host 11th Annual Victorian Tea Party

APRIL 15, 2013

The ladies of the Freed-Hardeman University Associates invite daughters, mothers, grandmothers and friends to celebrate the 11th annual Victorian Tea Party Saturday, May 4, 12-4 p.m. The tea will be held at the historic N.B. Hardeman House located on White Avenue in Henderson. In case of severe weather, the event will move to the Henderson Church of Christ.

Women of all ages look forward to the Victorian Tea Party each year where a full afternoon tea is served. In addition to the tea party, there will be numerous venues ranging from making paper dolls and other crafts designed for the younger ladies, as well as historical etiquette lessons and needlework projects for the grown-up ladies. At the tea boutique, various tea paraphernalia will be for sale. A portrait photographer will be available to capture special moments throughout the afternoon.

Tickets are now available. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-10. Tickets at the door will be $18 for adults and $12 for children. Children under 3 will be admitted free of charge. Those wishing to further support the tea party and student scholarships may reserve tickets with priority seating for a higher price. Payment can be made by credit card, cash, or check; checks should be made to the FHU Associates. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Kristen Hicks at victorianteaparty@fhu.edu, Carole Childers at 731-989-6000, or Doris Maness at the Hardeman House at 731-435-1091. Tickets can also be purchased on the website via credit card at http://www.fhu.edu/associates/teaparty.aspx.

The tea party is sponsored by A Little Loveliness blog, Be Blessed Fashions, Bramblett Group, Chester County Bank, Christian Woman magazine, Clayton Bank and Trust, Dr. Larry Bloomingburg, FHU Bible Bookstore, Hester Publications, Knoell Family Dentistry, Main Street Family Medicine, Mary Kay (Monica Hayes, independent consultant), Pediatric Place of Union City, The Peoples Bank, PrettySweet blog, Radio Shack, Shackelford Funeral Directors, Southern Chic Spatique, Stillwaters Farm, and Thirty-One (Bonnie Hendrix, independent consultant).

The FHU Associates was formed in 1963 with the purpose of supporting Christian education. All profits from the Victorian Tea Party go toward student scholarships at FHU.