HICC Silver Tea benefits ECHO, hospice

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Holiday Island Community Church Silver Tea co-chairpersons presented a check to ECHO representatives. Pictured, left to right: Grace Gladden, Jay Ertel, Linda Keith, Marlene Coughenour; Suzanne Tucker, and Janet Arnett.

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- Women of the Holiday Island Community Church held their seventh annual Silver Tea on May 18 in Haller Hall. As they arrived, members and guests enjoyed several piano selections played by Betty Dale. Silver Tea co-chairperson Marlene Coughenour introduced Pastor Allen Thrasher who gave the invocation.

After the invocation, approximately 100 members and guests enjoyed light refreshments served from a beautifully decorated table. Each of the guest tables displayed a floral arrangement in Ellen Cook's teacup collection. Teacup flowers were arranged by Lorraine Baldwin and Linda Bartlett.

In addition to co-chairpersons Coughenour and Linda Keith, the Silver Tea planning committee included: Jane Baker, Linda Burt, Cook, Dale, Ann Dinello, Eula Jean McKee, Mildred Powers, Marilyn Reed, Georgina Thrasher, and Bonnie Williamson.

Special thanks are extended to the greeters and servers and the members and guests who gave time, talents, and donations. Also thanks are given to the landscaping and housekeeping crew who had the Community Church buildings looking their best; to Pastor and Georgina Thrasher and Cook for their support; and to all the various committees whose work behind the scenes helped make the Silver Tea a great success.

The Eureka Community Health Organization (ECHO) and Eureka Springs Hospice shared equally the $3,000 donated by all who attended this special event and others who were unable to attend.

Special guests were Janet Arnett, Jay Ertel, Grace Gladden and Suzanne Tucker of ECHO and Charlsie Cragar and Nancy Parness of Eureka Springs Hospice.

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