XENIA — Altrusa International of Xenia hosted its annual Kathryn Hagler High Tea recently.
The tea is the major fund-raising event for the service organization and proceeds help fund projects that support literacy and community needs. Altrusa members chose a “garden tea” theme this year. Guest speaker Helen Wickline of Wickline’s Florist, entertained the 150 attendees both with gardening information and helpful tips.
Many guests wore their garden hats and enjoyed an assortment of sandwiches, salad, fruit, cheeses and desserts, along with the club’s special tea. Groups of friends gather annually to enjoy this traditional and fun afternoon outing.
Speakers at the event also included representatives from two of the projects that benefited this year from Altrusa’s donations. Charlene Landis from Xenia Community Schools expressed appreciation for the donations of food and money to the X-Out Hunger Backpack Cuisine program. She stated that the generosity of Altrusa of Xenia enabled the program to continue during the summer break. Libby Powers, coordinator of the Greene County Supervised Visitation Center, described the services offered through the program. She also thanked Altrusa for providing funds to renovate one of the four supervised visitation rooms.