Women of Grace Episcopal Church to present English Tea and Sale


The women of Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., will host their 29thannual English Tea and Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Guests will enjoy delicious food in a room full of lace, linen and flowers. The menu features smoked salmon, asparagus roll ups, puff pastry filled with chicken salad, tea sandwiches, English almond ring cake, fresh strawberries, Sacher Torte bites, old fashioned lemon tarts, and English morning tea.

Admission is $10 in advance or at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any member of Grace Episcopal Churchwomen, from the church office, or by calling 870-535-3852. Tickets may also be used to purchase takeout boxed lunches called “tea toters” that contain an assortment of the menu items.

In addition to the food, guests may enjoy shopping at the Grace Bakery. In Brown Hall, they will find frozen casseroles, breads and sweets for sale.

The tea chair is Joannye Crabb; bakery — Cherie Bridgforth and Susan Grygiel; kitchen — Marjie Hart; tickets — Carolyn Green; tea-toters — Jeannie Wilson.

The English Tea is the fundraiser for the outreach programs of the churchwomen. Local outreach includes support for agencies including Neighbor to Neighbor, ACCESS, CASA and Salvation Army. The churchwomen also sponsor Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 3 and provide camp scholarships for youth. They also respond to needs around the world through Episcopal Relief and Development, which is a division of the Episcopal Church USA, and St. Francis House in Little Rock, which is supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas.