Holiday Tea

This year's Holiday Tea & Fashion Show celebrates 200 Years of Montgomery County Holidays on Friday, December 2, 2022! 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 between 4:00-6:00 p.m.

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 T-Tones, a men’s vocal ensemble from Wabash College, back by popular demand.

2022 Models

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Tickets for the 2022 Holiday Tea are no longer available.

Thank you to our Holiday Tea Sponsor for 2022

  • Chris Amidon
  • Ellen Ball
  • Roselie Bambrey
  • Patience Barnes
  • Jamie Barton
  • Chuck Beemer in memory of Nancy Beemer
  • Diane Beemer in memory of Nancy Beemer
  • Jessica Bokhart
  • Farzaneh Boots
  • Eileen Bowen in memory of Barbara Houck, Carolyn Foster, & Jeffrey Houck
  • Lucy Brooks
  • Joyce Burnette
  • Cathy Caldwell in memory of Debra K. Stonebraker
  • Kathy Carter
  • Elaine Chase
  • Linda Cherry
  • Carol Cook
  • Betty Culley
  • Trudy Dickerson
  • Anne T. Drake in memory of Susan Wallace Drake
  • Ruby Elliott
  • Sheila Evans in memory of Dr. Mary Ludwig
  • Sue Fain
  • Wendy Feller
  • Dorothy Fogel in memory of Mary Lynn Harris
  • Kathy Fox in memory of Ginny & Bill Hays
  • Kathy Gary
  • Erin Gobel in memory of Linda Richmond
  • Diane Green
  • Sheridan Hadley
  • Rita Hamm in memory of Nancy Servies
  • Sherry Harris honoring Naomi Mitchell
  • Sandy Henthorn honoring Eileen Bowen
  • Johanna Herring
  • Peggy Herzog honoring Kathy Steele
  • Dee Hohlbein
  • Carol Homann honoring Jean Williams
  • Helen Hudson in memory of Margaret Zimmerman
  • Teresa Huxhold honoring Julia Huxhold Wicks
  • Betsy Johnson
  • Elizabeth Justice in memory of Catherine Leirer Justice
  • Cheryl Keim
  • Judith Kleine
  • Mary Kummings
  • Terry Lawrence in memory of Margaret Zimmerman
  • Jacki Loy
  • Irmingard McKinney honoring Ginny Maharry
  • Blair Miller in memory of Susan Wallace Drake
  • Suanne Milligan in memory of Dorothy Danzebrink
  • Mary Ann Mills
  • Rhonda Mitchell
  • Janeane Murphy
  • Gail Pebworth honoring Suanne Milligan
  • Linda Petrie
  • Kim Roberts in memory of Dr. Mary Ludwig
  • Susan Rosen
  • Kristie Ross honoring Patty Sommer
  • Carol Servies
  • Christina Sharp honoring Roland Louie Sharp. Chief Petty Officer United States Navy. WWII & Korean War Veteran
  • Betty Sheets in memory of Tom Sheets
  • Cindy Smith
  • Judith Lynn Smith
  • Patty Sommer
  • Linda Spencer honoring Kay Nannet
  • Molly Spillane
  • Joann Spragg
  • Kathy Steele
  • Gail Stephens honoring Larry Paarlberg
  • Marie Stocks
  • Pat Stull in memory of Margaret Zimmerman
  • Beth Swift honoring Johanna Herring
  • Karen Thada honoring Sue Lucas
  • Robyn Thompson
  • Nancy Van Arendonk
  • Jan Vaughn-Horner
  • Bronwen Wickkiser in memory of Mary Ellen Spahr
  • Beverly Wyatt
  • Jerilyn Yerkes

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