Fine crystal, elegant china, delectable quiche, yummy mimosas, delicate scones, heavenly divinity, mouth-watering pralines, scrumptious finger sandwiches, and hot steaming tea…you can have it all at the Shepherd Center’s Holiday High Tea on December 6th at River Oaks Square Art Center located at 1313 Main St. in Alexandria! Seatings are at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm. Bring your friends, your mother, or start a special holiday tradition with your daughter and her friends. You will be entertained by a local pianist and served by well-known community leaders.
While there, feel free to tour the studios at River Oaks, a contemporary arts center, home to many renowned regional and local artists. The building is a beautiful example of Queen Anne Revival architecture showcasing fifteen-foot ceilings, oak paneling, an extravagant use of windows, and an expansive curved front veranda supported by Ionic columns.
Proceeds from the Holiday High Tea support the work of the Shepherd Center, an ecumenical based, non-profit organization that targets working families who suffer a temporary setback, such as a sudden illness or an accident, or the loss of their home through fire or other casualty. Often, these families have nowhere else to turn. We operate a food pantry; provide rental and utility assistance, vouchers for clothing, and furniture. We also sponsor “Christmas Cheer”, a program that matches families in need with sponsors who provide gifts for kids and food for a holiday meal.
The money we raise stays here in our community. Individual tickets are $40.00, and sponsorships range from $100 to $3,000. For tickets, call The Shepherd Center at (318) 448-3752 or the event chairman, Zelda Beall, at (318) 442-8934.