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Mother's Day Tea May 11

Mother’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since the 19th century, with the official holiday evolving in the early 1900s. Devoted daughter Anna Jarvis wanted to honor all mothers following the death of her mother in 1905. 

Mother’s Day honors motherhood in different forms throughout the world, with this year’s celebration on Sunday, May 12. Locally, a Mother’s Day Tea is scheduled from 1 – 3 p.m. the day before at the McMinnville Warren County Senior Center. This is the second year for the event, with approximately 60 ladies attending the last tea. 

“Last year was such a success, and the ladies seemed to enjoy it very much,” said center director Connie Smith. “It’s going to be a lovely experience, with a beautifully set table with fresh flower centerpieces and lovely music.” 

The menu will include assorted appetizers, sandwiches, desserts, fruit iced tea and hot tea. Door prizes will be awarded, and there will be entertainment during the event. 

Tickets are on sale for $15 each, and need to be pre-purchased by calling the center at 931-473-6559, or stop by the center at 809 Morrison Street. 

“This is a great way for daughters or granddaughters to celebrate their mothers and grandmothers with a lovely afternoon planned to honor the special women in their life,” said Smith.