Fanciful Tinsel Tea event helps fill shelves of food pantry

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Volunteers help dish up their famous chicken salad at Cassville United Methodist Church’s Tinsel Tea event on Dec. 2. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Volunteers help dish up their famous chicken salad at Cassville United Methodist Church’s Tinsel Tea event on Dec. 2.

Stacy Runnels decorated this unique holiday-themed table, at the annual Tinsel Tea event, which was held Dec. 2 in Cassville to raise money for the Food Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church. Runnels also coordinated the event and tables. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Nearly 200 ladies attended and enjoyed this year’s Tinsel Tea fundraising event at Cassville United Methodist Church on Dec. 2, to help fill the shelves of their local food pantry. The fanciful event included lunch, musical entertainment and an auction, to help raise dollars for the Food Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
This unique table was decorated by Janet Mills, director of the Food Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church. About 21 tables were decorated and nearly 200 women attended the holiday event on Dec. 2, which included dinner, music performances by the UMC Bell Choir, Cassville Show Choir, a soloist, and an auction. The fancy gala is made possible in part thanks to a Walmart Foundation State Giving Grant, and matching hunger challenge grant which helps provide up to $3,500 in food purchases at Ozarks Food Harvest. The grant criteria mandates that organizations hold an external fundraising event. The Tinsel Tea event has been held for 15 years. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Each table was uniquely decorated with creative holiday themes at the annual Tinsel Tea event, held at Cassville United Methodist Church on Dec. 2, like this one with holiday greens by Emily Wood. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Hostess Jeanne Lambel, wife of Pastor Andy Lambel, serves guests at her nutcracker-themed table, during this year’s Tinsel Tea fundraising event on Dec. 2. The table was decorated by Lambel and Emily Sink. About 21 hostesses each decorated their own beautiful holiday-themed tables for the event, which raises money for the Food Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church. Each table included a special favor for guests. This table included a nutcracker figurine. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Ladies enjoyed the annual Tinsel Tea event at Cassville United Methodist Church on Dec. 2, which helps raise dollars for the Food Pantry at United Methodist Church in Cassville. Each table is decorated by a hostess and features its own unique holiday theme ranging from classic to contemporary. This table was decorated by the Daughters of the King, St. Thomas a ‘Becket Episcopal Church. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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