Staff Report

Fall is just around the corner and seniors are looking ahead to their high school graduation. To help raise money for college scholarships for high school seniors who are Riverview residents, the Riverview Woman’s Club Foundation, Inc. is hosting Mad Hatter Tea and Fashions, which will take place on Sunday, October 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Barn at Winthrop, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview.

Tickets are $40 per person and $350 to reserve a table of eight and receive raffle tickets. Guests can name their table and decorate it for the contest. Included is high tea with all the fixings, including tea by Beleave Teas, tea sandwiches, infused waters, and sweets by A Sweet Haven. The fashion show will feature all styles of clothing compliments of T Marie’s and Julie’s Walk-in Closet. There will also be a table contest, and Chinese auction.

The club is seeking sponsors for the event and donations for raffle prizes. Sponsorships of $100 (Cheshire Cat) will receive name and business recognition in program and recognition on the club’s website with a hyperlink to the company’s website.

Sponsorships of $250 (Alice) will receive two tickets, recognition in promotional materials and at the event, and recognition on the club’s website with a hyperlink to the company’s website.

“Mad Hatter Tea and Fashions will be a great way to preview the latest in fashion and accessories while helping to raise money for worthy high school students,” said Riverview Woman’s Club Foundation, Inc. President Donna Lee Fore, owner of PF Auto Glass in Riverview, who co-founded the Riverview Woman’s Club in 2012.

Since the Riverview Woman’s Club formed, the organization has awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to high school students living in Riverview who have demonstrated high academic achievement, community service, leadership skills and financial need. Donations and sponsorships to the event are fully tax deductible, therefore make checks payable to Riverview Woman’s Club Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation will award scholarships to graduating seniors in these individual areas.

For more information about “Mad Hatter Tea and Fashions,” to become a sponsor, donate a prize or purchase tickets, contact 528-0902 or For more information on the Riverview Woman’s Club, visit

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