Tea at Noon in June scholarship fundraiser continues for fifth year

May 31, 2013 –When the summer heat starts to sizzle, Middle Georgia’s fashionistas, socialites and gentlemen will stay cool at one of Fort Valley State University’s trendiest, annual scholarship fundraisers. The fifth annual Tea at Noon in June, hosted by First Lady Betty Rivers, will take place at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 8 in the Health and Physical Education Complex. Proceeds from the event benefit the FVSU Camellia Scholarship Fund and the Larry E. and Betty H. Rivers Scholarship Endowment.
“We have been getting so many inquires about this event,” said Rivers. The first lady stated that last year’s tea was a record-breaker. “People came as far away as Atlanta and other cities. This year, we encourage everyone within Middle Georgia, and around the state to attend.”
Rivers explained that the scholarship initiative has helped 15 students since its inception.
“I am delighted that I am able to make a difference for FVSU students,” she said. “We assisted a large number of students and plan to continue raising money to support more, hopefully through perpetuity. The scholarships will be one of the things I will continue to work with the university on. I will keep helping students that deserve financial assistance to matriculate at FVSU.”
According to Rivers, this year’s tea features its most popular crowd-pleaser: the Crowns Parade. A secret judging panel will decide which guests are sporting the most stylish and fashion-forward hats. The attendees with the best “crown” sashay on a catwalk inside the HPE Complex.
Tickets are currently available through the FVSU Foundation, Inc. The price is $40 for individual tickets, and $280 for tables of eight. For more information, call (478) 825-6474.
Christina D. Milton,writer
Fort Valley State University
Office of Marketing and Communications
(478) 822-7589, miltonc@fvsu.edu