Old English Tea

A time-honored tradition at St. James, the Old English Tea raises money for charities all over the city and county. Gathering together to put on a beautiful tea party along with booths to purchase many wonderful goodies, the women, and many of the men, and the youth of St. James go all out to make the tea a very special event. The Tea is certainly a joining together in fellowship to show Wichita a great time and to do a great deal of good.

You may think "Tea" seems a quaint gathering -- this event transforms our Guild Hall into a beautiful "courtyard" look and feel and serves 400-500 people. Plan to be a part of this activity; set aside the first Saturday in May to participate.

The 2012 Tea Chairs were Julie Ariagno and Debbie Johnson. They did an amazing job pulling it together in a short time! The mission of the tea is twofold. One is to offer an opportunity for service to the people of St. James, and the second to raise money for local charities that need our help. This year we were proud to raise $8,000! Thank you to Julie and Debbie and the hard-working people of St. James!

Here's who we were able to help this year because of all of the many who worked for days and sometimes weeks preparing for the tea and by those who attended:

Episcopal Social Services $2,500
The After School Program $2,000
Wichita Children's Home $1,000
Breakthrough Club $500
Erin is Hope Foundation $500
Asst League of Wichita $250
Victory in the Valley $250
Kansas Food Bank $250
KU Med School/HIV Program $250
Wichita Sexual Assault Center $250
YWCA Women's Crisis Center $250

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