Westminster to host Woman's Board Silver Tea


(KUTV) Westminster will host the 100th Anniversary of the Woman's Board Silver Tea on May 14, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Behnken Field House Tea Garden inside the Dolores Doré Emma Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center.

The historic tea event is a neighborhood tradition with attendees of all ages wearing hats, gloves and raised pinkies. The first Silver Tea was held May 10, 1916. The Woman's Board had just 25 members and they raised $33 at the tea for the college. The event quickly became the board's most popular fundraising effort.

"I've made so many memories over the years at the tea with my daughters and granddaughters," said Sandy Morgan, Westminster's first lady and Woman's Board member. "It is a wonderful way to celebrate the strength of women and our power to create opportunities through education. I'm very excited to attend the anniversary tea with President Morgan this year and hope to see many other husbands, sons and supporters of student scholarships there."

The entire family is invited to attend the anniversary celebration. The traditional Silver Tea event includes a silent auction, flowers and plants sale, children's crafts and afternoon high tea. All proceeds go toward Westminster student scholarships. Hats and gloves are encouraged!

The event is open to the public. Price is $35 per adult, $15 per child (12 years or younger). Reservations can be made at http://www.westminstercollege.edu/silvertea or by calling 801-832-2735.

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