Food, fellowship and authors will be featured at the 2015 annual High Tea for Samaritan House on Saturday, January 31 at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport. This year’s theme is Tea and Tomes. Tickets are on sale for $25. They would make great Christmas gifts, says spokeswoman Evelyn Brookhyser.
Foods featured in this five-course event include sorbet, classic scones with clotted cream, four sandwiches, including the traditional cucumber, three savories and three desserts, including an orange lavender polenta cake.
Six local authors will have their books on display and tell stories about their writing. Some of their books will be given away as door prizes. A wall hanging created by Virginia Fisher will be raffled off, and a silent auction will help support the work of Samaritan House homeless family shelter.
Samaritan House has been operating for 25 years. It began as a night-only shelter and has evolved into apartment-style housing where each family lives independently. The residents are supported in all the life skills needed to transition into their own homes, from getting a job, preparing for a job interview, and developing and living on a budget to parenting and maintaining an apartment.
Tickets may be purchased at Samaritan House, 715 SW Bay St., Newport or from committee members, including Evelyn Brookhyser, 541-265-8023