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The raffle quilt

Tickets are now on sale for the High Tea Benefit from Newport’s Samaritan House Family Shelter, the perfect holiday gift for socially conscious tea lovers everywhere.

The 2020 event, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Newport First Presbyterian Church, will be organized around the theme of “A Sheltering Nest,” reflecting what Samaritan House does for homeless families with children.

The theme will be present in an array of creative foods including nests made from mushrooms and from chocolate. Bottomless cup of Earl Grey tea will be on offer alongside chocolate spice scones, sorbets, sandwiches, savories and desserts. Jessie Treon will be on hand to play piano selections.

Samaritan House Executive Director Lola Jones will provide details of the group’s mission and activities, including a testimonial video of a graduate.

In addition, a raffle drawing for a quilt made by Teecia Cornelius and quilted by Lisa Taylor will only cost a dollar per ticket for a chance to win. A silent auction will feature more than 25 items, large and small, for any budget.

Tickets, $30 apiece, are on sale at JC Market in Newport or online at https://samhousetea.brownpapertickets.com.

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