Holiday Tea

This year's Holiday Tea & Fashion Show will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 with the theme "A Wintery Floral Fantasy!" The event is a major fundraiser for the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum and will be hosted at the Elston Homestead at 400 East Pike Street. Visitors may attend the holiday event any time between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.

The impressive Elston Homestead, located on Pike Street, was the childhood home of Susan Elston Wallace. It is now owned by Wabash College. Each year, designers from Milligan's Flowers & Gifts provide elaborate holiday decorations for the Tea.

Elston Homestead

Elston Homestead, one host of the Holiday Tea and Fashion Show
By Chris Light at en.wikipedia

A spotlight feature of the event is an interactive fashion show featuring local models wearing fashions from local boutique heathcliff. The fashion show will begin at 3:30.

In addition, visitors will win door prizes throughout the afternoon. All ticket-holders are automatically entered in the drawing. Attendees need not be present to win. Door prizes will be distributed throughout.

Refreshments include tea and coffee, served with sweet and savory treats. Special thanks go to Bon Appétit and tea committee members for the preparation and festive presentation of the food and drink.

Another highlight of the afternoon will be live holiday music by the Wabash College Glee Club.

2023 Models

  • Julie Bergfors
  • Jessica Bokhart
  • Kitty Haffner
  • Stephanie Sosbe

Buy Holiday Tea Tickets

Tickets to the 2023 Holiday Tea can be purchased through Eventbrite!

Thank you to our Holiday Tea Sponsor for 2023

  • Chris Amidon honoring Helen Hudson
  • Roselie Bambrey
  • Patience Barnes
  • Jamie Barton
  • Chuck Beemer in memory of Nancy Beemer
  • Diane Beemer
  • Nancy Bennett
  • Jessica Bokhart
  • Farzaneh Boots honoring Helen Hudson
  • Eileen Bowen
  • Lucy Brooks
  • Joyce Burnette
  • Cathy Caldwell in memory of Debra K. Stonebraker
  • Kathy Carter
  • Elaine Chase honoring Helen Hudson
  • Linda Cherry
  • Carol Cook
  • Betty Culley
  • Leslie Day
  • Trudy Dickerson
  • Jamie Douglas
  • Anne Drake in memory of Susan Wallace Drake
  • Ruby Elliott
  • Sheila Evans in memory of Jane H. Foster
  • Sue Fain
  • Wendy Feller
  • Dorothy Fogel
  • Katherine Fox in memory of Ginny & Bill Hays
  • Erin Gobel
  • Diane Green
  • Sheridan Hadley
  • Sherry Harris honoring Naomi Mitchell
  • Sandy Henthorn in memory of Bettye Hudson
  • Peggy Herzog honoring Joanna Herring
  • Susie Hildebrand in memory of Fern Brill
  • Dee Hohlbein
  • Carol Homann honoring Jean Williams & Janice Cluster
  • Helen Hudson honoring CCSC, Brent Bokhart, Nate O'Neal, & Clyde Rager
  • Teresa Huxhold in memory of Julia Wicks
  • Betsy Johnson
  • Cheryl Keim in memory of Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
  • Anita Klein
  • Judi Kleine
  • Mary Kummings
  • Terry Lawrence in memory of Margaret Zimmerman
  • Jacki Loy
  • Ginny Maharry
  • Suanne Milligan in memory of Peg Shearer
  • Mary Ann Mills
  • Rhonda Mitchell
  • Janeane Murphy
  • Linda Petrie
  • Susan Rosen in memory of Clara Lou Milligan
  • Carol Servies
  • Cindy Smith
  • Judy Smith
  • Patty Sommer honoring Judy Smith
  • Molly Spillane
  • Kathy Steele
  • Gail Stephens
  • Marie Stocks
  • Beth Swift
  • Karen Thada
  • Robyn Thompson
  • Gerry Turner
  • Nancy VanArendonk
  • Jan Vaughn-Horner
  • Beverly Wyatt
  • Jerilyn Yerkes

Holiday Tea Images