An annual tea event including a silent auction aims at supporting the mission of the local Pregnancy Care Center.
The event known as Tea of Significance at Evangelical Presbyterian Church must be a joyous event since table hostesses brought in their own china, tea pots and other decorative items.
Those who attended the tea event voted on whose table the most beautiful. Jeannine Bell‘s Victorian-theme table covered in antique items such as roses and pearls got the most number of votes from the attendees. Bell receives a $25 gift certificate as a reward.
Aside from the fashion show where the Cato’s staff wearing their own design clothing, guest given a free-flowing tea, strawberry scones, sandwiches and other sweets supplied by the Camellia Rose Tea Room, 120 N. Collins St.
All in all, there were 32 silent auctions that happened that day, each one of the items donated by local businesses and individuals. Also, six local churches represented at the June 18 fundraiser.
Darlene Davis, named executive director of the Pregnancy Care Center five months ago say the number of participant was not as many as in the previous years, but they still consider the event a success. They hope the attendees would join the club as board members and volunteers.
Mistress of ceremonies and Pregnancy Care Center Board President Renee Corzine say the heart of a baby would start beating at 18 to 21 days. After 10 weeks, the baby now fully developed. There was a video presented at the tea event about the development of a child inside the womb of its mother.
Tara Parker, one of the attendees claims that there are pro-life issues that a woman should remember before thinking of aborting their unborn child.
Davis noted that the Pregnancy Care Center, which can be, found at304 N. Collin St. an organization serving pregnant women.
Davis believes they are the disciples who are praying for all the pregnant women who desire prayers. Their goal is to give families a brighter future and access to nearby churches.
Some of the free, but confidential services offered by the center consist of educational consultations, pregnancy tests and verification, adoption options, prenatal and parenting classes for women and men.
The center started back in 1992 and has a regular client of 150 people each month.