GFFN Philanthropy Harvest Tea
Women of Great Falls Giving Back in Style
A great time was had by all at the Harvest Tea, the signature event hosted by the GFFN Philanthropy Group on Thursday, October 15th.
Many thanks to those who participated in person and virtually.
The Harvest Tea was held at The Old Brogue on a beautiful sunny fall day, with a filled capacity of 49 guests in attendance (44 in person and 10 joining virtually). Mike provided four types of delectable fingers sandwiches, a light salad, tasty fine teas, and an assortment of delicious scones and sweets with butter, jam, and clotted cream.
The featured speaker - Lauren Rothman - a styleauteur, published author, and top fashion consultant for corporate leaders, politicians, and celebrities was a big hit!
She provided the ladies with many helpful fall fashion tips and advice on how people can look their best for all types of occasions. Lauren also gave timely suggestions on how to embellish and accessorize a mask. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed her lively presentation!
Copies of Lauren Rothman’s books, “The Style Bible: What to Wear to Work,” were offered as raffle items.
Shannon Lord, of Lordvogue.com generously donated two Boho luxury wool wraps as raffle items. Shannon demonstrated best ways to wear the beautiful wraps. Everyone enjoyed her vibrant personality as she showed off the wrap fashion with great flair!
Many of the guests donned their recently purchased fashionable fascinators. Many also purchased raffle tickets to attempt their luck at winning a beautiful Lordvogue wrap or one of Lauren Rothman’s fashion books. The Official JFK White House ornament was also available for sale. These treasured ornaments will continue to be available at designated retailers until December 20th.
The beautiful sunny fall day added to the ambiance of the occasion. Spirits were high and the ladies looked gorgeous in their tea outfits and fascinators! Everyone left the tea with a teapot-shaped goodie bag filled with treats and adorned with a tasty honey spoon!
Proceeds from a portion of the Harvest Tea ticket, as well as proceeds from fascinator sales, raffle ticket sales, and ornament sales will go to Artemis House, a Division of Shelter House, Fairfax County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for abused women and their children. This year, Artemis House has received twice as many calls on its hotline from victims of mental and physical abuse.
GFFN Philanthropy - White House Christmas Ornament
All proceeds from ornament sales will go to Artemis House.
Great Falls Friends and Neighbors will be supporting the following charities through our annual events.
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