Skip directly to content

Tea And Fashion Show Fundraiser Features Modeling By Community Leaders; Benefits Home Building Mission

on September 3, 2019 - 7:46am

The Jeff Favorite family enjoying tea at last year's Tea and Fashion Show. Photo by Jennifer Neil

A young house builder in Juarez helps the team build his home. Photo by Lynn Finnegan

TOTH News:

It’s time to dust off the hat and gloves and have some fun. Trinity on the Hill’s annual Tea and Fashion Show, coming up at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3900 Trinity Dr., promises to be a gala event.

In addition to sipping tea and enjoying a scrumptious menu of sweets and savories, attendees will be treated to a fashion show featuring local “celebrities”.

“Our fashion show, with all the clothing coming from our thrift store, is always a big hit and great fun,” Event Coordinator Lynn Finnegan said. “People are amazed at the great fashions that come from our Shop on the Corner!”

This year’s show adds another layer of fun: all the models are community leaders. Gracing the runway will be State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, State Rep. Christine Chandler, Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Allen (and husband Matt and daughter), County Councilor David Izraelevitz, UNM-LA Advisory Board President Steve Boerigter, physician Michelle Carr, LARSO Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen and Self-Help, Inc. Executive Director Maura Taylor and YMCA Teen Center Director George Marsden.

“We are so grateful these busy community leaders are helping this year,” Finnegan said. “We hope the community will come out and support them and our home building trip to Juarez.”

This annual event is a major fundraiser for the church and the mission team that travels to Juarez, Mexico to build a home for an impoverished family. The team – which welcomes new members of any religious affiliation or none – partners with Missions Ministry in Colorado for an intensive four-day trip, in which a house is built and painted. The team members all pay their own expenses, but $10,000 is needed for the Mexican crew, building materials and “extras” such as a cistern or a bed.

It’s not just community leaders who will be strutting their stuff on Saturday: the kitchen crew is hard at work prepping a mouth-watering, eye-popping display of savories and sweets. On tap for this year are perennial favorites egg & cress and cucumber sandwiches, as well as lavender scones and pecan rolo treats. Returning from last year is the “Mini Postre Carlota.” Postre Carlota is a traditional Mexican ice box cake layered with custard cream and the recipe is direct from the kitchen staff in Juarez! Rounding out the savories will be smoked salmon sandwiches and rosemary-tomato pinwheels, while the sweets also include cherry-almond tea cakes and ambrosia macaroons. Most of the treats include locally sourced ingredients and gluten-free options can be available if advance notice is given. Bring your appetite along with your hat and gloves!

Tickets for the Tea and Fashion Show at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 are $25/adult and $10/children 10 and under, and available at the church office, 3900 Trinity Dr., 505.662.5107 or from team members. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but they are going fast!

The next mission trip to Juarez, Mexico is planned for Feb. 23-26, 2020; call the church office if interested in joining the team. Especially needed are medical professionals who can help in the Juarez health clinic that is part of Missions Ministry’s compound.