The local tea event includes a frugal fashion show

The Lancaster Women’s Connection (formerly known as the Ellis County Christian Women’s Connection of Waxahachie) enjoyed an over-the-top Tea Party hosted by staff at County View Golf Club in Lancaster on Wednesday.

It was a “hat and pearls” occasion, so the women dressed the part. More than 50 ladies from Ellis and Dallas counties attended the luncheon in the banquet hall which overlooked the golf course landscape.

Bites, hot tea and desserts were served to the group of excited ladies. Most members and new guests came from surrounding towns like Waxahachie, Red Oak, DeSoto, Oak Cliff, Ennis, Midlothian, Glenn Heights, Cedar Hill, Duncanville and Lancaster. The Women’s Connections meets the third Wednesday of each month at the golf club.

Prizes were awarded after lunch for ‘the most beautiful hat’ – the winner was Barbara Jacobs – and the ‘most creative hat’ – Jane Ann Shipp took the honour. Both ladies received mini cakes in the shape of a lady’s hat.

Jane Ann Shipp wins the award for

After lunch, the women were treated to a “frugal fashion show,” which featured clothes put together by several members of their club who modeled their special finds. Each model was tasked with finding a complete outfit, along with matching accessories; give the total amount they spent to complete their fashion look; and give the name of the thrift store and how the organization uses proceeds from clothes purchased by random customers in the communities. Most ladies were happy to finance their entire purchase of their outfit within the $15-$25 range.

The final item on the ladies’ agenda for the day was to hear an inspirational talk, delivered by a talented speaker from Stonecroft Ministries, Elaine Sanger, sharing on how we must all find the message of hope in Jesus. -Christ as our “anchor” and “place of safety and refuge” in our lives.

Joseph K. Bennett