Carmel Mother’s Day event harkens to luncheons past
By Terri Spilman
White gloves and wide-brimmed Derby hats festooned with feathers and big bows will be all the rage at the sixth annual Tea Time with Mom on May 10 at Ritz Charles in Carmel.
Tea Time with Mom is a throwback to frilly tea rooms and sophisticated ladies’ luncheons of a bygone era with the added benefit of health education for women of all ages. The event is held in conjunction with Mother’s Day and offers tea service with an elegant lunch of soup, salad and assortments of desserts.
Keynote speaker Dr. Samantha Bouchie of Community Physician network a presentation titled “The Heart of a Woman: A Healthy Body Today…A Lifetime of Tomorrows.” Dr. Marissa Trout of Community Heart and Vascular Hospital will give a talk titled, “The Queen of Hearts Presents Tempting Tarts.”
Community Health Network leaders also will take to the runway, modeling the latest spring fashions from several area boutiques.
A silent auction is planned for the afternoon with key items offered including baskets for wine and beer enthusiasts, a George Hill autographed Pacers jersey, spa gift certificates, at-home spa kits, an exclusive girls’ night out at AH Collection for a private style party and various art pieces for any style collector.
The event will be hosted by Terri Stacy of WIBC 93.1 FM.
Proceeds from the silent auction and ticket sales will support the senior meal initiatives at Community Health Network hospitals.
“In 2013, Tea Time with Mom funds raised enough money for over 2,000 meals for seniors,” said Community Health Network organizing committee member Katy Troxell. “Currently, we have over 800 seniors enrolled in the senior meal program and provide over 700 meal vouchers monthly.”
Tickets are $25 a person or $180 for a reserved table of eight. Register by calling (800) 777-7775 or online at www.ecommunity.com/touchpoint.