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|Posted by Nazneen Duarte on April 26, 2016 at 4:30 AM|
Our club fundraiser this year, the Mother/Daughter Formal Tea on April 23, was a joyful celebration of the love between daughters and mothers, of being daughters of the King of the Universe, and of the gift of the vocation of Motherhood. Our club members, neatly dressed in white and black, served in a professional manner our invited guests (which included mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, cousins,friends and neighbours) a delicious lunch of steaming hot tea, tasty sandwiches and dainty desserts at elegantly set tables of china. All the lovely and classic China cups and saucers and plates were graciously lent for our use by amazing club mom Mrs. Liz Santos, who with daughter Syliva also planned, shopped, co-ordinated and organized volunteers, food donations, ticket sales, advertizing, set-up, kitchen duties, clean-up, to name just a few of her duties. Thank you Liz, from the bottom of our hearts! We thank all our guests for supporting our club fundraiser. Thanks to Father Peter and Holy Rosary Parish for the use of the Parish Hall. Thanks to Father Pierre Caouette who filled in at the last minute (due to the illness of our entertainer) with his thoughtful presentation on "Daughters of the King". Also, special thanks to our Club moms for donations of scrumptious sandwiches and desserts, and of their precious time in the kitchen. We wish to acknowledge our generous local businesses who donated baking and services:
"La Rose Italian Bakery" at 327 Bronte in Milton
"Bread'n Batter" Filipino Specialty Bakery on 875 Main St E also in Milton.
The use of vintage china is courtesy "Ace Vintage Tea Cups and More Rental", owned by Challenge MIlton Club Mom Liz Santos and daughter Sylvia de León.
Our wonderful club members also stepped into the roll of entertainers, performing some of their songs, poems and readings from a recent St. Patrick's Day apostolate to a local retirement home. As one mom said: "the girls are amazing and they sang like angels."
This event will remain cherished in our hearts for a long time to come.
We wish to mention that some of the left over baking was donated to the Holy Rosary Parish Bake Sale in support of the Syrian refugee family, held after the weekend Masses.