WOW High Tea Fashion Show benefits transplant fund

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

 

A Women of Wisdom (WOW) High Tea Fashion Show at Marble Falls First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, this Saturday, April 2, will be an event about style with a serious goal.

It will be sponsored from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by the WOW women's group of Smoking for Jesus Ministry (SJM) to benefit the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund and local resident Darlene Sanders.

“The event is two-fold,” said Julie Tumblin, an organizer of the event. “We do want ladies to enjoy a high tea, with its little sandwiches and pastries and tea. We hope they will wear their own favorite fashions and hats to style for one another.”

The children's style show is expected to be a special treat.

The second aspect of the tea is fundraising.

In 2005 when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita set the congregation of the Smoking for Jesus Church on the road to Marble Falls and eventually to their current home between Burnet and Kingsland, Sanders already was on a kidney transplant list.

“She has been a member of Smoking for Jesus for 20 years and she evacuated out with us,” said Tumblin, a fellow church member and friend of Sanders' family. “You are never supposed to stay on dialysis 20 years. Now Darlene is waiting at the top of the list and we want to be ready to support her at St. David's Medical Center in Austin.”

“Darlene grew up in Chicago, Illinois, but her family later relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana,” Tumblin explained. “It was there she met and fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Everett Sanders.”

 

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