‘Wet the Baby’s Head’ at a royal tea party

Published 9:31 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On Friday, May 3 at noon, Holy Cross Episcopal Church is holding a charity Royal Tea Party hosted by comedienne and staunch anglophile, Pam Stone. In england when a baby is born, it is a local custom to go down to the pub and raise a few glasses of ale, or as they say, “Let’s wet the baby’s head!”

In honor of the impending birth of the first child of Royal Couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Tryon will have its own celebration with a tea party and baby shower.
The new royal baby will already have everything it needs, so instead, holy Cross will collect baby gifts, diapers, wipes and other supplies for our own local moms and infants. all baby items will be distributed to the Safety Net Project through the Polk County health department.

Any profit from the tea will be used by the Holy Cross outreach fund to provide much needed local help to those in financial crisis. There is a small fee for tickets and each attendee is asked to also bring a baby gift, diapers or other
baby items. the tea will feature sweet and savory goodies, including scones.

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Handsome waiters will serve the guests. There will be door prizes graciously donated by our wonderful local merchants. Tickets are available at the church office (150 melrose avenue in Tryon) as well as at the following locations:
Columbus – Flower Cottage and Tryon Mountain Hardware
Landrum – PJ’s fashion
Saluda – Kathleen’s
Tryon – Book Shelf, Salon Rachelle, Tryon House, Better Deal, Shear Magic, Village Book Shoppe, Just Between Friends and Nature’s Storehouse.

For more information, call 828-859-9741.
– article submitted by Wanda May