Tea Ladies of St. James Goose Creek Parish Area
The Tea Ladies of
the St. James Goose Creek Parish area is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and advance the history, culture,
and beautification of the St. James Goose Creek Parish area and to welcome anyone interested in our mission. For tickets,
membership information, or information about hosting a table at our annual tea,
please contact Sharon Arnold at 843-797-0301 or Claudette Young at 843-553-1643.
Mark your Calendars!
The 7th Annual Tea at the Creek will be held on Saturday, March
7, 2015. The location will remain the same: Metro North Church, 109 Central Avenue, Goose Creek. We hope to see
|Tea at the Creek II
Our second cookbook is now available for sale. The price is $16.00, and they
are available from any tea lady. If you don't know a tea lady, call Claudette or Sharon at the numbers above, or better
yet, come to our next meeting!
Our Next Meeting
Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each
month. We begin with refreshments at 6:30, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. The location for our
meetings is: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, 2 Springhall Drive, Goose Creek. We hope you can join us!
Our Christmas party was a wonderful event!
Several of the Goose Creek Tea Ladies attended the Habitat
for Humanity Tea on Saturday, September 7.
Teapot Museum Trip
Mr. Boland collects teapots, and his wife arranges the displays.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
6th Annual Tea
7:05 pm est
The Sixth Annual Tea at the Creek was held by The Tea Ladies of the St James Goose Creek Parish
Area on Saturday, March 8th. This is an annual event and was again a great success. The beautifully
decorated tables and delicious food made by the Tea Ladies was attended by about 160 ladies dressed for the occasion.
All door prizes, raffles, and silent auction items are donated by generous neighborhood businesses and the Tea Ladies.
The Tea began with the Presentation
of the Colors by the Stratford High School Junior ROTC. The cadets were also busy selling and collecting tickets, handing
out door prizes, serving, and cleaning up after the event.
The ladies were entertained early in the program by
Miss Ellie Sineath performing a dance which she choreographed herself. The guest speaker this year was
Deborah Hayes, a master gardener, who appeared regularly on SCETV for 15 years on “Making it Grow!” and “From
the Ground Up”. She received an Emmy for Television Excellence – Interactivity for providing
on-air and chat room gardening information. Deborah’s topic was “Camellias, the Original Tea
Awards were presented to three organizations which promote and advance the history, culture,
and beautification of our area, which is the mission of the Tea Ladies. Jeff Welling received an award
for Habitat for Humanity. Dr. William H. Prioleau, Sr. accepted a check for the historic St. James Goose
Creek Church. Mayor Michael Heitzler accepted two awards. One award will help in the
restoration efforts of the St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Committee. The other was a contribution
to help fund a historical marker for the “18 Mile” site in Goose Creek.
Donors included Barbara Morris of
Shear Reflections, Becky DeSanto and Liz Knudsen of the Special Effects Salon, Berkeley Electric Coop, Betsy Crump, Cypress
Gardens, Dreamalot Books, Drew Sineath, Flowertowne Players, Ft Sumter Tour and Spirit Line Cruises, Hopsewee Plantation Tea
Room, Jerry Tekac, La Hacienda, Metro North Church, MFS Commercial Real Estate, Michael Heitzler, Music Man BBQ, Pit Stop,
Quoizel Lighting, Ross Printing, Santee Cooper, St. James Place Grill, Stono Market, Texas Roadhouse, This Whole House, and
Time Well Spent, and Tony Young.
The Metro North Church donated the use of their church for this event, and Tony Young was the
Monday, February 10, 2014
Second February Meeting Scheduled
Our last meeting was held on Wednesday, February 5. We discussed the menu for the tea and our fund-raising efforts.
8:25 pm est
Due to the planning of our tea, we will be having a second meeting for February. It will be held on Wednesday,
February 19 at Claudette's house. We will have the usual snacks at 6:30 followed by our meeting at 7:00.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
January 2014 Meetings
We met two times in January, on the 1st and the 22nd of the month. Our meetings continue to focus on our plans for the
upcoming tea. Tickets for the tea were distributed at both of the meetings. We currently have 17 tables committed
for the event. Excitement is building as the date of our event approaches.
12:51 am est
Thursday, December 26, 2013
December, 2013 Meeting
Our annual Christmas party was held on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 at Claudette's house. We had our usual delicious
food and fun with our ornament gift exchange. Unfortunately "Tessa", the dancing flamingo ornament, did not
return for the party. Hopefully, she will make an appearance at next year's event. It was wonderful to get
together for friendship and fun.
6:08 pm est
November 2013 Meeting
Our November meeting was held on the 6th of November, 2013. Items discussed included our application for tax exempt
status and continuing plans for our upcoming tea. We also discussed our Christmas party, which will be held in lieu
of a meeting for the month.
6:04 pm est