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  • 2015 Annual Spring Tea

    Feb 26, 2015
    Dear Friends,

    At the Barbara Olson Center of Hope, our mission is to “Help individuals with developmental disabilities reach personal goals through individualized skill development, vocational opportunities, and community service.” Throughout our 67 years, services provided by the Center have not only been essential and enriching for the lives of thousands of participants and their families but for the livelihood of our community as well. We are able to provide these services, in part, because of generous contributors who support our special events and donate to our annual fundraisers. 

    We are so excited to announce our first ever Annual Spring Tea to be held at Forest Hills Country Club, 5135 Forest Hills Rd, Rockford, on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00pm

    This inaugural fundraiser event is bound to be a special afternoon for all who attend. Enjoy the warm surroundings of the upper level of the Clubhouse as you look over displays of vintage clothing, antique furniture, and functional "teacup art" items made with our participants. Sample various hot teas and numerous sweets as your review and bid on the silent auction offerings. 

    The entertainment will feature a vintage fashion show, narrated by WIFR's Whitney Martin, displaying authentic clothing from the 1900's-1950's and illustrate how fashions evolved in the early 20th century as they were influenced by art, culture, and progress. Models will walk around during the event to give guests an up-close and personal view. There will also be some collections of vintage hats, purses and even clothing from the late 1800's belonging to the Barbara Olson family.

    We hope to see you there!

    Carm Herman
    Executive Director

    p.s. For ticketing information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Center at (815)964-9275.