Clearwater Hospice to hold fundraiser

letter to the editor from Fay McCracken - Clearwater Hospice to hold fundraiser

To the editor;

On April 21, 2013, at the Blackpool Hall in Clearwater, we will be holding an Afternoon Tea, to raise funds for our local Hospice Society.

This will be a semi-formal event, with vendors, auction, live music, door prizes, Tea Leaf Reader and more.

So what is an Afternoon Tea? It is believed that credit for the custom of the Afternoon Tea goes to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century. The usual habit of serving dinner as late as 9 p.m. left the Duchess hungry in the late afternoon. To stave off the hunger she would order tea, bread and butter and cakes, to be served in her room.

This was thought to be an excellent idea and the habit caught on and the afternoon tea was born.

Our Afternoon Tea’s menu will consist of Tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, delicate desserts, and of course, freshly brewed tea.

We will have venders/crafters with items for sale, plus live entertainment followed by an auction with numerous items.

There will also be a Tea Leaf Reader providing 15 minute readings for a nominal cost.

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Ambassadors’ will be serving the luncheon, and Leah Jones will be arranging our entertainment. Larissa Hadley will be our MC and auctioneer. We have amazing items that will be in the auction. Some of the items, are gift certificates, gift baskets, and an organ.

Clearwater and District Hospice Society is a non-profit Society, incorporated in 2007, started by a group of dedicated people who saw a need within the community. Clearwater Hospice supports those living with a life threatening illness and provides support for their loved ones.

Many volunteers are needed to assist with client support, fundraising and the Board of Directors.

Too often, the burden of caring for terminally ill loved ones falls on the shoulders of a few members of the family: that is if there are members within the community or close enough to help on an ongoing basis.

Advance Tickets only $25 each, available at: Erica’s Emporium, Watauga Village Office, Avril’s Garden, Vera’s Video, the Star/Journal office in Barriere, and our members. Tickets will be on Sale until April 17.

All the money raised stays in our community.

Please support our fundraising event, by purchasing a ticket or by donating an item for our Silent Auction.

For more information, please call 250-674-2700 or email

Fay McCracken