Samaritan House Benefit High Tea
Tea, Authors and Food Combine to Benefit Samaritan House
Many Lincoln County people make High Tea their tradition to share with friends for fun and to support a good cause – Samaritan House Homeless Shelter.
“Tea and Tomes” is the theme for the 2015 annual high tea to be held on Saturday, January 31 at the Newport Presbyterian Church on NE 12th street. It begins at 2:00 pm.
Besides the special foods, this event will feature local authors who will each share a story, provide books for door prizes, and display their books for sale. You can meet these six local authors at the Tea.
M.C. Arvanitis is a retired early childhood teacher and has written several fantasies for mid-grade youth and young adult historical fiction. She will be sharing three of her books: Forbidden Wings, The legend of ELPanda Paws, and Hank of Twin Rivers.
Patsy Brookshire lives in South Beach and is currently focusing on fiction set in Oregon with romantic, mystery, quilting and historical themes. She has two published books: Threads and Scandal at the Willamina Quilt Show.
Karleene Morrow lives in Newport with two Pomeranian champions and has written historical fiction drama, Destinies, and Fiction Writing a handbook on how to write your own Novel.
Sue Fagalde Lick is a writer, musician and dog mom from South Beach. Her nonfiction books include: Childless by Marriage, Shoes Full of Sand and Stories Grandma Never Told.
Deborah Lincoln lives in Neskowin and her novel, Agnes Cannon’s War, is the story of her great great-grandparents joys and trials in the Civil War.
Deborah H Trusty, Toledo librarian, wrote The Kid from Valsetz. She spent five years researching and interviewing people to chronicle the life of Newport’s City Manager from 1962 to 1991, Don Davis.
The committee is working hard on decorations and silent auction items to make the event special for all who attend. There will be some unique items relating to books and tea that people will not want to miss.
Tickets can be purchased at Samaritan house (715 SW Bay St. Newport) for $25.00 or call Evelyn Brookhyser, 541-265-8023. Tickets are available for the first 150 people who buy them. The committee will also be collecting cans of chili for the backpack program to feed hungry kids on weekends.