Dressed to a Tea

August 01, 2002 | Joy Miller

Waiters in white shirts, black bow-ties, and cummerbunds recently escorted 85 women to “High Tea” tables at the Albany Adventist Church in Oregon.

Hosted by the Albany Adventist Women’s Ministry association for the fourth time in as many years, the Tea featured guest speaker Wilma Hepker, dean of the Walla Walla School of Social Work. In her remarks, Dr. Hepker outlined the seven stages of human life experience, from cradle to senior years.

The reception was planned by Lenora Clewell, local Women’s Ministry leader, and planning committee members Coralie Cole, Joy Miller, Louise Warren, and Dolores Wright.

Shown, from left, is the local pastor, Paul Cole, who served as maître d’, with Victorian-style waiters Curtis Miller, Paul Genstler, Darrell Genstler, Stoney Stonecypher, Lorn Wright, Gary Schulte, John Murray, and Dale Warren. •