Fundraising tea’s off for Villa James Shaw

The Villa James Shaw held their second Easter Tea on Saturday, drawing a large crowd to pack the Shawville United Church’s hall. From left: Nate Riebertz attended the tea with his grandmother, Beatrice Hoopfer, and was looking forward most to the dessert trays that began making their rounds.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
SHAWVILLE March 24, 2018
Fundraising for the Villa James Shaw (VJS) kicked off for 2018 on Saturday, when the group’s Easter Tea returned to a local church.
Moving ahead a week this year, the gathering saw a packed hall at the Shawville United Church, where the kitchen was bustling in an attempt to keep tea cups filled.
Hosting their second year of the tea, it was decided to move the event up a week so that it wouldn’t clash with family events during the Easter weekend. While organizers had prepared for an improved turnout with this slight change, the result was better than they expected.
“Last year we did it on the Easter weekend, which took away [some guests]” said Vice-President of the VJS board of directors Bill McCleary. “Today we set up for 144 and it looks to be pretty full.”


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