April 30, 2012
Tea Hosted by KCH Employees Enjoyed by Many
A Victorian Tea hosted for the young at heart was enjoyed by about 90 guests. It is the first tea by the KCH Employee Action Team, an event the group hopes will become an annual event to raise money for projects that enhance patient care and services at Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot.
The Tea was held at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Sunday afternoon. Guests from Johnsonburg, Mt. Jewett, Sheffield, Kane and all parts in between attended. For dozens of little girls, it was a first formal tea party. Many guests wore beautiful dresses, hats or other hair ornament, gloves, and at least one tiara.
Guests enjoyed an array of tea sandwiches and cookies, and a few extras along with tea or punch, conversation, and formal and informal photo shots. This year's proceeds benefit a planned KCH Cafe Makeover that will provide patients and their families an updated food service delivery and gathering space.
Event Coordinator Sue Singer, LPN and office manager of UPMC Hamot Medical Park in Johnsonburg, a service of KCH, welcomed and thanked all who attended and supported the event and her team of KCH Employees and friends who donated all the food, time and energy to ensure its success.
Ruth Heeter had the winning raffle ticket for the Bear Tea Party Basket and Cindy Kribbs had the winning ticket for the Victorian Doll Tea Basket.
Next up on the Tea circuit is the 4th annual Kane Area Recreation & Cultural Commission (KARCC) Tea to benefit summer cultural programs for area kids. The tea catered by Linda Kellar and Holly Crowley, with Music by Daniel Nordin, takes place Saturday, May 12, 2-4 p.m. at the New Thomson House Lobby, 2 Greeves Street. Tickets are $10 each and available at Hamlin Bank, CNB, Northwest & Geci & Associates or call Suzette at 837-9879.
Friends Amy Gullifer and Cammy Engman with little ones enjoying a cup of tea and conversation. Cammy is an LPN at KCH's Kane and Sheffield Family Practices.
Four generations of "young at heart" join in tea (l-r) Amy Peterson with her granddaughters, their mom Katie Dase, and her mom (great grandma and grandma respectively) Mary Jo Hannold. Amy is an LPN, clinic nurse and responsible for infection control program at KCH. Mary Jo is a retired KCH nurse who volunteers and oversees Friends Gift Shop at the Hospital.