Tea fundraiser benefits scholars at FVSU

June 13, 2012 – Each year Fort Valley State University’s first lady, Betty Rivers, puts an exciting spin on an old-fashion southern tradition in hopes of raising big bucks for deserving Wildcats. On June 8, socialites from across Georgia gathered in The Valley for the fourth annual Tea at Noon in June.

The Health and Physical Education Complex was transformed into an elegant tea room with large tables draped in plush polka dot and fuchsia fabrics. A record number of participants showed up to the signature event, impeccably dressed in stylish suits and flirty summer dresses—but as always, “crowns” were the number one topic of conversation. The men donned fedoras and bowler hats, while the women flaunted everything from small, elegant headpieces to wide-brimmed derby hats decorated with large feathers and colorful flowers.

“It’s a wonderful time,” said Caral Jadoo, a mass communications sophomore. “The set up is so elegant and it’s a great opportunity for people of all ages to get dolled up and enjoy each other’s company.”

Participants socialized over tea and three tiers of appetizers and desserts before enjoying the “parade of crowns” fashion show.

FVSU President Larry E. Rivers and First Lady Betty Rivers said they are proud of growth of the event and appreciate the sponsors and participants who have helped raise money for Camellia Scholarship Fund.

For more information about the tea scholarship, please contact the FVSU Foundation, Inc., (478) 825-6474. Click here to view pictures from the event.