Annual "Chari-Tea" in Colleyville

My friend Mary Howe and I decided to go to the annual "Chari Tea" in Colleyville this year. We are both business owners and thought this would be a great way to show our support to the community as well as support a local charity. It was a really fun time because we both work together in the same industry. Mary is an incredible artist and inspires me to be better at what I do.

This "Chari Tea" sponsored Student's Standing Strong which is an amazing organization that both our kids are involved in. Each week they meet in the public school and the kids encourage each other in their faith. All students need this kind of encouragement. All donations from this luncheon went to Student's Standing Strong. Terry Ann Kelly is the founder of the organization and I was privileged enough to sit at her table. They raised $3,600 and presented it to her. What an amazing blessing.
Each table was sponsored by different organizations that sponsored the event. They were decorated beautifully. I gave away a fun door prize so I hope the person that one it enjoys it. Here are a few examples of how the room looked. There were 250 beautiful women there.

The money table was a great idea.

To end it all up, Mary and I both won door prizes which was awesome! Mary got a 4 week boot camp session and I won a gift certificate to "Rembrandt" a local florist with some amazing bath salts and body lotions. Just in time for my "spa" trip to Phoenix, AZ.

It was great fun to hear about some local businesses and find out how to support them. Networking, that's what it is all about in these economic times. We will both be sponsoring a table next year!