Villages club raises $6,300 to benefit charity helping kids with serious illnesses

The Sunday Tea Club attracted nearly 150 people and raised $6,300 for Camp Boggy Creek this month during its annual “Chari-Tea” event in SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

This table at the Sunday Tea Club’s recent ‘Chari-Tea’ fundraiser paid tribute to Elvis Presley.
Villager Charlene Hall, right, and her daughter, Michele, dressed up in 1950s-style attire.

Arlene Eckhardt, who serves as the leader of the Sunday Tea Club, said 24 tables were decorated with different themes. Money is raised throughout the year. And many of the those attending wore costumes, ranging from Raggedy Ann and Andy, to Betty Boop to Elvis, among others.

The hostesses included Eckhardt, Karen Sheasley, Paula Habib, Roseann Elsey, Charlene Hall, Phyllis Nugent, Ann Steckel, Peg Vargo, Sue Rekhamp, Linda McIntyre, Karen Doran, Joan Lucker, Barbara Zorn, Marge Cefaratti, Carrie King, Cindy Popow, Kathy Guerin, Ellie Jordan, Elizabeth DeMaio, Robin Smith, Joyce Gillette, Bonnie Hanna, Beverly Eckert, Joan Fogle, Betty Einstman, Judi Jamison, Beverly Lunn, Sue Morris, Kathleen Lucht and Keely Sicher.

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The Raggedy Ann and Andy table at the recent Sunday Tea Club’s annual ‘Chari-Tea’ event was designed by Elizabeth DeMaio.