Thank You 08-29-12

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We would like to thank the community for its support of our third annual High Tea and Fashion Show on Aug. 18, 2012. We served approximately 108 guests.  
More than 50 volunteers worked for weeks to make this event our most successful fundraising effort,  with the proceeds going toward the costs of our house building mission trips to Juaréz, Mexico.
The fashions, modeled by 13 ladies, men and children,  were from the Shop on the Corner Thrift Shop, which is open Wednesday mornings on the corner of Diamond and Canyon, across from Griffith Gym.
In addition, we had a silent auction featuring everything from silk scarves to a wide variety of gift baskets to an airplane ride.
Several church members donated and prepared the sweets and savories offered, while others, including several members of the youth choir, served our guests.
We also wish to thank local businesses and individuals who contributed to the event. The Los Alamos Monitor did a beautiful article with color photographs  on the front page of the “Diversions” section.
KRSN aired an interview with the event chair, RSVP distributed flyers and several people advertised the tea on Facebook. Photos are still posted on the Trinity on the Hill Facebook Group.
Candie Borduin from Nambé Iris donated a generous gift certificate; the Los Alamos Co-Op donated a gift certificate; Beth Cayton from Tiger Eye Pet Grooming donated discounts on her services; LA Tan donated a gorgeous gift basket including certificates for services; Paul Lisowski  donated an airplane ride; and David Griggs donated several bottles of wine.  
A large number of china dishes, teapots and jewelry were loaned to us for the occasion. Last, but not least, Karen from Smith’s floral department contributed a large number of slightly aged flowers for centerpieces.  
We are looking forward to our ninth and 10th house building mission trips coming up Oct. 4-8 (House of Hope Women) and Nov. 8-12 (co-ed Trinity Builders.)  
We heartily welcome anyone interested in coming on one or both of these trips.
For more information, please visit houseofhopewomen.org or gatewaymissiontraining.com. The church’s phone number is 662-5107.  

Claire Singleton,
event chair    
Marie Pierce, Shop on the Corner director

George Marsden,
Trinity Builders team leader
Cathy Walters, House of Hope team leader
Trinity on the Hill
Episcopal Church