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Purse-n-ali-tea 2019 set April 27 in Bartlesville

Posted: April 03, 2019

It’s time to serve up some merriment for a good cause this spring when Purse-N-Ali-Tea 2019 brings together festive refreshments, quality handcrafted merchandise and lively entertainment for an afternoon fundraiser.

A delightful spring tradition, the eighth annual Purse-N-Ali-Tea party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 801 SE Washington Blvd. Tickets are $25 each with all funds raised going to support Martha’s Task, an economic development program providing sewing instruction, contract work, marketing, financial support and advocacy for low income women.

“Our purse auction is so special because we receive wonderful one-of-a-kind handbags and totes from seamstresses in our community, as well as supporters who live in other states,” Martha’s Task Executive Director Laura Walton said. “We are always so grateful to the talented purse artists who craft such beautiful creations for us to auction.”

The event combines a delicious spread of light refreshments with a silent auction of handcrafted purses created by talented area seamstresses exclusively for Martha’s Task. Community organizations and businesses always provide a variety of popular items to round out the auction portion of the event.

Back by popular demand this year is a hat competition, as well as a vintage jewelry category, for tea guests who want to show off their finery.

“There are always so many spectacular hats worn by our guests each year that we decided to make sure the very best are recognized,” Walton said. “In our inaugural hat competition drew contestants of all ages with some truly creative entries. We can’t wait to see what our hat enthusiasts appear in this year.”

For tickets or information, contact Martha’s Task by stopping by 718 S. Johnstone Ave., calling 918-336-8275 or emailing marthastask@yahoo.com. Tickets are also available online at Eventbrite.com. Reservations are required.


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