Safe Harbor Tablescapes returns April 30

Published 5:26 pm Friday, April 15, 2011

A delicious meal served at a series of beautifully decorated tables, each with its own unique theme: it’s the return of Safe Harbor’s Tablescapes Luncheon, set for noon of Saturday, April 30 at the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center in Greenville.

“We had our first Tablescapes Luncheon last year, and it was a huge success,” said Sara Jean Atkins, chair of the event, which raises funds for The Children’s Advocacy Center.

“We have a wonderful range of table themes, ranging from the simple to the exquisite, each lovely in its own way. The decorations are made from a variety of objects; some are found in any kitchen and others more unusual. It is an amazing sight to see all the beauty and creativity in one place.”

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The 16 tablescapes will be fashioned by volunteers from across the community with other ladies assisting with the event.

A team of judges will choose a winner along with 2nd and 3rd place runners-up. Last year’s winners were first place, June Earnest (Roosting in a Safe Place); second place, Carolyn Spencer (Butterflies and Blooms) and 3rd place, Tammy Gaston (The Big Apple).

Lunch will be provided by Emily’s.

“We have a wonderful menu planned, including Monterey chicken and rice, sautéed green beans, mandarin orange congealed salad, dilly cheese muffins, carrot cake and iced tea. You won’t want to miss this delicious meal,” said event co-chair, Betty Thomas.

One lucky winner at each table will receive a door prize, with many other prizes to be given away, says Atkins.

Live entertainment will be provided by talented keyboardist Michael Rodgers,” Atkins added.  Blue ribbons for front doors and mailboxes in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month will also be available at the luncheon for $10.

“We are so excited about our Tablescapes Luncheon. Even though it’s a busy time of year, we would like to invite those who don’t already have plans to join us and see what creative and talented ladies we have here in Greenville and the surrounding area. Tickets are required, however, so call us to reserve your spot,” said Atkins.

Tickets, with are available in limited quantities, are $20 each with all proceeds going to support Safe Harbor/The Children’s Advocacy Center, which helps children in the tri-county area who are the victims/witnesses of violence and abuse.

“We thank everyone-sponsors, businesses and individuals-who have donated to and are supporting this event,” said Kathy Smyth, Safe Harbor director.

“You are all helping make a difference in the life of a child.”

For ticket availability, contact 382-8584.