The Fernleaf Homemakers have labored onerous to provide again to the neighborhood during the last a number of years.
In simply the previous 10 years, the group has supplied greater than $55,000 to Most cancers Fighters United.
In response to Ann Porter, president of the Fernleaf Homemakers, that cash was raised by way of A Tea for a Trigger.
The tea is an invite occasion the place folks can come and luxuriate in some firm whereas sipping on tea and having fun with sandwiches and cookies. Those that attend are inspired to decorate up.
“We depart them to take a seat and discuss on the desk with one another. You see all types of apparel. Everybody appears so fairly. This began to assist elevate funds for the Most cancers Fighters United,” Porter stated. “I talked to Janie (Hord) about it and stated, ‘let’s attempt it’ and see what occurs.”
Porter stated the primary 12 months, the tea raised $1,200 for CFU. It’s now held on the Mason County Extension Workplace.
“We ship out the invitations and we attempt to have about 100 folks attend,” she stated. “The fee is $10 per individual, however many individuals give much more. The Homemakers present all the things and the entire proceeds go to Most cancers Fighters United; each penny of it. They want it.”
In response to Porter, there are additionally a number of volunteers who assist out with the tea every year.
“We have now a number of youthful individuals who come out and serve the tea for us,” she stated. “They’re such an excellent assist and we wouldn’t be capable to do it with out them.”
Porter stated the tea is held in June every year.
In response to Porter, the Fernleaf Homemakers have 22 energetic members and several other mailbox members. The membership tries to carry fundraisers all year long for varied causes. Considered one of which is the scholarship the membership supplies.
“We gave away three scholarships this 12 months,” Porter stated.
One other occasion the homemakers placed on every year is the Lugnutz Automobile Present, which can happen on Aug. 19 from midday to 4 p.m. on East Third Road in downtown Maysville.