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Glowing praise for our group regarding the Literary Tea

From: Liselle
Sent on: Sunday, June 28, 2009 8:37 PM
Hi everyone -

I had to share the following email with you that I got from someone who attended the Literary Tea. Pam Horowitz was one of 13 Red Hat ladies who came. I hope after reading these kind words, you will feel inspired to participate next year. As I hope to make this even bigger next year, we will need more people to decorate tables, help out with food, etc. I plan to have committees for each of the big responsibilities to make it run even smoother next year. Feel free to email me if you would like to help and I'll start a list.

Liselle Konig

On behalf of the thirteen members of my Glitz and Glamour Girls Red Hats chapter I want to thank you for the lovely time we all had at the Chick-Lit Tea on June 13. We were all in awe of the creativity of the women who decorated the various tables and we each had a favorite, mine being the Jane Austen table because of the stack of books beside Emma that were on the table. I loved your Alice in Wonderland table and can't imagine how you found the time to decorate it with all the other work you did for the event. The Nancy Drew table with its magnifying glasses and clock tablecloth came in third for me. I hope that many photographs were taken to document the efforts on behalf of the Greater Pittsburgh LIteracy Council.

I have been a volunteer with the GPLC for eight years and can assure you that the donation will be put to good use in their many programs. I volunteer at the Greentree Family Literacy Center and see the direct benefit to many refugee families who have arrived in our country, often due to politcal unrest and personal danger, for a safe haven.

It was a pleasure to hear Maria Polinsky speak to the gathered group about the Council and to hear Peggi Kelley talk about some of the individual success stories that are examples of many others. I hope that hearing them speak might inspire some of the gathered group to consider volunteering with the GPLC. We also enjoyed the humor and easy manner of the author of the Panina books, Rebecca O'Connell.

Thank you for seating us at adjacent tables so the Red Hats could have a purple and red good time together for the cause. It did not escape us that even our table cloth was purple. Every detail of the afternoon was spectacularly well planned and executed with great originality and energy. The cookie table was adorable!

Additionally, we recognize the effort that went into gathering so many items for the various auctions and securing the cooperation of many merchants. We all watched our numbers carefully and a few of us won baskets and other items.

So many of our group are retired teachers and it warmed our hearts to feel the energy in the room and ask that you please pass on our thanks to the women who made this event not only possible and profitable but delightful.

Pam Horowitz
ESL Volunteer with the GPLC
Glitz and Glamour Girls Red Hats member

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