The Standard Club’s annual fundraising tea has been set for Wednesday, April 5, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Gilbreath Memorial Library. The theme is “A Spring Picnic.”
The members of the Standard Club invite everyone to join them as they celebrate the new decor in the children’s area – a wonderful woodland scene where one can curl up and read. Tea attendees are all encouraged to sit, visit, and discover a wonderful new book.
Kay Hardy, the 2023-2024 Standard Club President, says “All are welcome and attendance is free! Donations are encouraged and your donations will be given to the Gilbreath Memorial Library to support their many programs.” A select group of well-known artists – Rosemary Chitsey, Efton Edwards, and Margit Iguchi – are creating and donating landscape paintings to support the fundraising effort.
The Standard Club would like to thank these businesses for sponsoring this year’s tea – The Community Chronicle, Copperleaf Spa, Will Harrison of Edward Jones, First Methodist Church, Modern Country Gallery, Z’s Mainstreet Eats & Treats, and Winnsboro Boot Company.
The Standard Club, which was founded more than 120 years ago, took on the mission of supporting the Carnegie Library when the first fundraising tea was held in 1909. That mission continues today with the club’s support benefitting Gilbreath Memorial Library.
ABOUT The Standard Club was formed in 1901, and state federated in 1904, to encourage reading and support the new Carnegie Library. The club became a 501c(3) non-profit organization in 2017. The original purpose of fundraising was to support a librarian and purchase books for the library. The first fundraising tea was held in 1909, and the tradition continues today.