LAPORTE - The Laporte Women's Club will hold its 15th annual Victorian Tea on Dec. 5 at the Eagles Mere Country Club.
Those planning to attend should send their check for $20 per ticket, payable to Laporte Women's Club, to Germaine Donahue, tea chairwoman, P.O. Box 264, Laporte, PA 18626; or call 946-4106 after 1 p.m. and leave a message for more information. (Machine will answer Complete Cleaning Service.)
The doors will open at noon for shopping with the tea being seated promptly at 1 p.m. Victorian garb is welcomed but not required. Guests will be ferried from their cars to the doors of the club by golf cart, where they will be welcomed by a doorman, the beguiling aroma of cranberry malt punch and strains of holiday music. After registering, tea participants will have the opportunity to buy tickets for Chinese auction selections and inspect the many door prizes donated by area merchants.
Vendors will be present to help tea attendees get a jump on their holiday shopping. Pottery, jewelry, leather goods, products for well-being, seasonal decor, wood carvings and more will be on hand.
The collected teapots of the Women's Club members are used to serve the tea, accompanied by tea sandwiches, mint bark candy and fancy peanuts. The chefs of the Country Club will prepare a special tea dessert; this year, crimson chocolate cheesecake will crown the tea.
The program will be a skit, "Santa, Polarized " written by Derek Davis and directed by Linda White, both of the Roving Players, and presented by local performers. After the program, door prizes will be awarded and winners of the Chinese auction will be determined.
All profits from the Victorian Tea go to buy gifts for the needy senior citizens and youth of Sullivan County.
Last year, nearly $2,100 was raised and spent to make Christmas a merrier time for county residents.