Support the “Back Our Kids” program!
Come celebrate the beginning of the Christmas Holiday and help support the “Back Our Kids” program under the umbrella of the Flint Street Food Bank. The 49th Silver Tea will be held on December 3rd from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. in the Crystal Dining Room of the historic Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The “Back Our Kids” program provides backpacks full of food to students from preschool through high school for the weekend. The backpacks are filled Friday morning and delivered to the schools.The 4th graders distribute them to the classrooms. The program grew from 57 last year to 75 this year.
The women of St. James Episcopal Church are delighted to help with this program by giving the donations collected at the tea to “Back Our Kids”. The Public is invited. Admission is by donation. Other non-profit groups which have benefited from the Silver Tea event are Turpentine Creek, Clear Spring School, E.S. School of the Arts, E.S. Library, Carroll County Salvation Army and ECHO Free Health Clinic to name a few.
Chaired by Marty Johnson, assisted by Janee Crotts, the tea will offer a beautiful variety of sandwiches and cookies served on heirloom silver pieces donated to the church by members. These donations created the idea of the Silver Tea in order to share these beautiful pieces with the community and give people a special event and means to support non-profit groups in our community.
The event is made possible through the generous support of Elise Roenigk and the staff of the Crescent Hotel.
For further information, please call St. James Episcopal Church at 479-253-8610. Also, if you would like to volunteer with the Backpack program, contact Pat Kasner at Flint Street Food Bank at 479-253-9491.
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