This morning was our ladies’ 12th annual tea! Each year seems to be a greater blessing from the Lord, and this year’s event was truly wonderful.

Hanover men met our visitors in the parking lot and directed the ladies to the perfect parking spot. Arrival went so smoothly because of their organizational help.

stack of colorful teacups

When our guests got to the door, they were greeted by our lovely younger ladies who were so kind and eager to serve. Inside, Cheryl Carter and the creative team composed a gorgeous setting, garlanding the fellowship hall with watering cans and Wellies, brimming with flora in bright yellows, greens, purples and blues. The room soon filled with ladies of all ages, all fresh and lovely, and truly the blooms framed in the garden scene.

After opening remarks from Mrs. Betsy Crookshank, a hymn, a welcome and prayer by Mrs. Sharyn Halpin, the ladies enjoyed fellowship with one another while feasting upon a beautiful brunch. A delicious array of muffins formed the centerpiece at each table.

Mrs. Betsy had everybody giggling as she described the challenges in a fictional parenting-themed Survivor episode. Carleigh Watts and the Pizana girls then played Pachelbel’s Canon in D as the musical interlude before the message.

Mrs. Genean Vinatieri shared an earnest, encouraging devotional about The Garden of the Heart—cultivating it, watering it, and weeding it, especially!

The precious fellowship with good friends was made sweeter by the new friendships made. It was a beautiful day, and another memorable Ladies’ Tea at Hanover that the women of King George will remember with fondness while anticipating next year.