After four months of planning, the day finally arrived for the elegant Afternoon Tea with Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund. Committee members arrived at Glen Oaks Country Club at 8:00 a.m. today to oversee last minute details before the Market Place opened at 10:00 a.m. with six vendors. What event would be complete without giving ladies an opportunity to shop?
The Country Club is a beautiful English-style stone building.
~ Janet Wedell with Premier Designs Jewelry ~
Below are the tables with Silent Auction items. The clothing racks in the background were from Joseph Ribkoff and The Clothing Cove, who presented the fashion show.
~ One of the Gift Baskets ~
Another Silent Auction Item - An Enchanted Fairy House
Special raffle items. All proceeds from the event went to the Kirsten Haglund Foundation which provides treatment for individuals struggling with eating disorders and body-image issues.
Committee members pictured below [minus Iora Haglund]. Linda Pudlik [center] was the event coordinator.
~ Ladies in charge of registration ~
[L-R: Me, Mary, Judy and Suzanne]
Haley Williams, Miss Michigan 2013 [center]. The girls on each side of her will compete for the 2014 Miss Michigan Title - Left: Victoria Lines, Miss Saginaw, and right Tiffany Rogers, Miss Capital City.
An exclusive VIP Reception was held from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. It included a glass of champagne, and a meet and greet and photo op with Kirsten. Below is Kirsten's Miss America crown.
Carolyn [left] chatting with Kirsten before having her picture taken with her.
Strolling musicians at the event.
Everything's Coming Up Roses!
~ Beautiful tablescapes ~
Each table was given a name instead of a number. My table's name was "Goodness."
Beautiful red napkins were folded into the shape of a rose in keeping with the theme, "An Elegant Affair of Roses and Royalty."
The tea luncheon began at 12:00 Noon. Below is the event program cover.
Approximately 200 ladies [and a few gentlemen] attended the lovely event.
The tea began with Sweet Royal Delight Tea [a black flavored tea] served with a Blueberry Scone, Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream.
Next was a delicious "Michigan Salad" with dried cherries and candied walnuts, served with raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
The main entree was Chicken Strudel, Broiled Tomato Parmesan, and Green Beans with Wild Mushrooms & Leeks.
~ Dessert was Chocolate Biscuit Cake ~
Following the meal Kirsten sang, then there was a beautiful fashion show - tomorrow's Part II blog post. Please come back!