Mother/Daughter Tea a success


Thank you to all who supported the event

By Deborah A. Greene - For The Union Times



Charles Warner | The Union Times Lory Sommer Grissom and Kathryn Sommer Gough were among the approximately 60 mothers, daughter, grandmothers, grandchildren and others to attend the May 7 Friends of the Library’s Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. They were among a number of the ladies attending who wore hats to the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the FOL which will use the funds to help repair the roof of the group’s Friends on Main Bookstore.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Annabeth Shetley, 11 months, was one of the many ladies of all ages to attend the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. She was there with her mother Jane, her sister Autumn and her grandmother Barbara. Approximately 60 people participated in the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library. The group, which is hoping to make the tea an annual event, plans to use the funds to help pay for repairs to its bookstore, Friends on Main.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Everyone was dressed in their best for the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library with some of the ladies attending also sporting stylish looking hats. Among those was mother and daughter Gloria and Jacinta Williams (left and center) and Jennifer Tazerouti (right). The event raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library which will use the funds to repair the roof of its bookstore, Friends on Main. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Lance Jeter Jr., 2, is quite curious about what his mother, Shatoria, is doing as she signs them in at the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. They were among the 60 mothers, children, grandmothers, grandchildren and others attending the tea. The event raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library which will use the funds to repair the roof of its bookstore, Friends on Main.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Ola Jean Kelly smiles as she arrives at the Union County Carnegie Library to take part in the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea held at the library on May 7. The Friends of the Library are hoping to make the tea, which raised them approximately $1,700, an annual event. The tea raised approximately $1,700 which will be used to help pay for repairs to the roof of Friends on Main, the bookstore owned by the FOL.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Vicki Farr (left) and her daughter-in-law Lauren Farr (right) make a fashion statement with the feather boas they wore to the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea held at the Union County Carnegie Library on May 7. A total of 60 people attended the event which raised approximately $1,700 which the Friends of the Library will use to repair the roof of the their bookstore, Friends on Main. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Susan Lawson, Melodi Gault, Kathie Sinclair, and Mary Jane Cunningham are ready for an afternoon of tea, finger foods, and socializing during the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library on May 7. They were among the 60 people who participated in the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the repair of the roof of the Friends on Main Bookstore operated by the Friends of the Library. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.


UNION — The Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea held Saturday, May 7 at the Union County Carnegie Library was huge success.

The tea was held from 1-3 p.m. for a group of ladies, gentlemen, and children who enjoyed the delightful treats, beverages and conversation.

The tea tables which had been skillfully decorated by a variety of talented ladies were truly a sight to behold! The judges (Harriett Bruce, Peggy Waller, and Jack Kelly) noted that their decisions were truly difficult because there were so many unique designs.

First Place for table decoration was awarded to Frances Adams and Jane Moore, whose theme was “Spring Tea, Days Gone By”; Second Place winner was Becki Reynolds, “Sea Side Dreaming”; and Third Place winner was Linda Roberson, “Fair, Fun, and Food.”

Other designers included: Kathy Arnold, Maxine Craft, Amy Garner, Mary Lou Gregory, Sue Keith, Heather Loftus, Murphys’ Florist, Rebecca Rochester, Cathy Staniewicz, Kathy Stepp, Ashley Turner, Connie Vinson, and Gloria Williams.

Honor students (smartly dressed in formal black-and-white attire) Grant Harris, Jack James, Brett Loftis, and Tychrisa Whitmire assisted the Friends’ Board members in set-up, serving, and clean-up.

With much encouragement from attendees, who continued throughout the tea to express their pleasure, the Friends hope to establish the tea as an annual event. The Friends could not have held this year’s tea without those who attended and the Corporate Sponsors who supported their efforts.

Corporate Sponsors

Ashley Turner, State Farm

Best of Me Salon and Spa

City of Union

Dollar General

Don Poncho’s

Elaine’s Dance Studio

E.L. B. Loans, Inc.

Gonvauto SC LLC

Kirby’s Cake Shop & Catering

Stacy’s

Three Anonymous Friends Sponsors

Union County Fair

Union Medical Volunteers

Union Rotary Club

Vincent Vehicles

Door Prize Sponsors

Joyce’s Flowers

Southern Pearls and Charm

Union Oil Mill

Friends of the Library

Also, The Union County News (publishing) and WBCU (air-time) should be commended for providing complimentary services.

A very sincere thank you to all who made this event possible.

Membership forms to join the Friends are available at the library and Friends on Main, 126 E. Main Street. For more information about the Friends, call 864-427-7140.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Lory Sommer Grissom and Kathryn Sommer Gough were among the approximately 60 mothers, daughter, grandmothers, grandchildren and others to attend the May 7 Friends of the Library’s Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. They were among a number of the ladies attending who wore hats to the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the FOL which will use the funds to help repair the roof of the group’s Friends on Main Bookstore.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Two-Hats.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Lory Sommer Grissom and Kathryn Sommer Gough were among the approximately 60 mothers, daughter, grandmothers, grandchildren and others to attend the May 7 Friends of the Library’s Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. They were among a number of the ladies attending who wore hats to the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the FOL which will use the funds to help repair the roof of the group’s Friends on Main Bookstore.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Annabeth Shetley, 11 months, was one of the many ladies of all ages to attend the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. She was there with her mother Jane, her sister Autumn and her grandmother Barbara. Approximately 60 people participated in the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library. The group, which is hoping to make the tea an annual event, plans to use the funds to help pay for repairs to its bookstore, Friends on Main.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Baby.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Annabeth Shetley, 11 months, was one of the many ladies of all ages to attend the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. She was there with her mother Jane, her sister Autumn and her grandmother Barbara. Approximately 60 people participated in the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library. The group, which is hoping to make the tea an annual event, plans to use the funds to help pay for repairs to its bookstore, Friends on Main.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Everyone was dressed in their best for the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library with some of the ladies attending also sporting stylish looking hats. Among those was mother and daughter Gloria and Jacinta Williams (left and center) and Jennifer Tazerouti (right). The event raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library which will use the funds to repair the roof of its bookstore, Friends on Main. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Three-Hats.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Everyone was dressed in their best for the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library with some of the ladies attending also sporting stylish looking hats. Among those was mother and daughter Gloria and Jacinta Williams (left and center) and Jennifer Tazerouti (right). The event raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library which will use the funds to repair the roof of its bookstore, Friends on Main. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Lance Jeter Jr., 2, is quite curious about what his mother, Shatoria, is doing as she signs them in at the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. They were among the 60 mothers, children, grandmothers, grandchildren and others attending the tea. The event raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library which will use the funds to repair the roof of its bookstore, Friends on Main.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Signing-In.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Lance Jeter Jr., 2, is quite curious about what his mother, Shatoria, is doing as she signs them in at the May 7 Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library. They were among the 60 mothers, children, grandmothers, grandchildren and others attending the tea. The event raised approximately $1,700 for the Friends of the Library which will use the funds to repair the roof of its bookstore, Friends on Main.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Ola Jean Kelly smiles as she arrives at the Union County Carnegie Library to take part in the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea held at the library on May 7. The Friends of the Library are hoping to make the tea, which raised them approximately $1,700, an annual event. The tea raised approximately $1,700 which will be used to help pay for repairs to the roof of Friends on Main, the bookstore owned by the FOL.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_One-Hat.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Ola Jean Kelly smiles as she arrives at the Union County Carnegie Library to take part in the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea held at the library on May 7. The Friends of the Library are hoping to make the tea, which raised them approximately $1,700, an annual event. The tea raised approximately $1,700 which will be used to help pay for repairs to the roof of Friends on Main, the bookstore owned by the FOL.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Vicki Farr (left) and her daughter-in-law Lauren Farr (right) make a fashion statement with the feather boas they wore to the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea held at the Union County Carnegie Library on May 7. A total of 60 people attended the event which raised approximately $1,700 which the Friends of the Library will use to repair the roof of the their bookstore, Friends on Main. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Feather-Boas.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Vicki Farr (left) and her daughter-in-law Lauren Farr (right) make a fashion statement with the feather boas they wore to the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea held at the Union County Carnegie Library on May 7. A total of 60 people attended the event which raised approximately $1,700 which the Friends of the Library will use to repair the roof of the their bookstore, Friends on Main. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Susan Lawson, Melodi Gault, Kathie Sinclair, and Mary Jane Cunningham are ready for an afternoon of tea, finger foods, and socializing during the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library on May 7. They were among the 60 people who participated in the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the repair of the roof of the Friends on Main Bookstore operated by the Friends of the Library. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Ladies-at-Tea.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Susan Lawson, Melodi Gault, Kathie Sinclair, and Mary Jane Cunningham are ready for an afternoon of tea, finger foods, and socializing during the Friends of the Library Mother/Daughter Friends Tea at the Union County Carnegie Library on May 7. They were among the 60 people who participated in the event which raised approximately $1,700 for the repair of the roof of the Friends on Main Bookstore operated by the Friends of the Library. The group is hoping to make the tea an annual event.
Thank you to all who supported the event

By Deborah A. Greene

For The Union Times

Deborah A. Greene is a member of the Friends of the Library.

Deborah A. Greene is a member of the Friends of the Library.

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