Restoration Committee Hosts Tea Party
“A Tea for Times Past” A high tea and fashion show was held at the Middlebourne Fire Dept. recently with all benefits going to the restoration of The County Home. The tea and show were the idea of Debbie Wells, member of the restoration committee and was coordinated by her. Debbie spent three years in England when her husband was in the military and grew accustomed to drinking tea. Family members said she even drank it in her bottle when she was a baby.
Peggy George, another member of the committee stated that there has now been over half of the money raised that is needed for the replacement of 180 windows and doors. The foundation of the home is in good shape and the roof is in good shape with the exception of just a couple of places that need repaired. George said they hope to begin repair work in the early spring whenever they get the go ahead. The committee has now raised over $19,000 not counting the proceeds from Saturday’s event. Upcoming events include a quarter auction to be held in October at the Stealey Green Center, and lunches open to the public will resume the 1st Tuesday in Sept. and will be held every Tuesday through Sept. and Oct.
The meal is held at the fire hall in Middlebourne from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, and the cost is $6.00 for the meal, dessert, and beverage. Committee members welcome all ideas for fund raising events.
Clothes for the fashion show were provided by Peebles in New Martinsville with manager Debbie Hennessy providing the narration. Those modeling included Ketsia Smith with her sister Oceanna Smith, Chris Hoke, Griffin Glover, Rhen Long, Raina Long, Draven Nichols, Gabby Price, Lodee George, Hailey Tanner, Layla Williamson, Rosanne Eastham, and Juanita Thomas.