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Westfield Woman’s Club Garden Tea Scheduled for June 22

WESTFIELD — The 19th annual Westfield Woman’s Club Garden Tea will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at Stanley Park. This event is a major fund-raiser for the Westfield Woman’s Club and helps carry out the club’s mission in the community.

Allison Gearing-Kalill will be the 2016 honoree. She is currently vice president of Fund Development for Noble Hospital, and has been active in the Greater Westfield area in many ways. She is a founding and current board member of the Westfield Woman’s Club Foundation, a board member with Westfield on Weekends, and for the past four years has served as a fund-raiser committee member for the Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She is a past board member of the Westfield chapter of the American Red Cross and the Westfield Business Improvement District.

The Garden Tea will begin with registration and served beverages, followed by light sandwiches, scones, and trifle desserts. There will also be a hat contest and introduction of the honoree.

This year, the judges for the hat contest will be Maureen Sullivan, president and chief creative officer of Maureen Sullivan Media Group and founder of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, an event series and monthly publication in the Republican that brings women together through ideas, inspiration, and resources that enrich their lives; Kevin O’Connor, senior vice president of Retail Banking, Marketing and Retail Lending for Westfield Bank; and Lisa McMahon, director, Advancement and Major Gifts for Westfield State Foundation.

Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased through Friday, June 10 by calling Josie at (413) 568-0876 or by visiting the Woman’s Club at 28 Court Street in Westfield on June 10 from noon to 6 p.m.

By providing scholarships to local high-school students, supporting area veterans through the Soldier On program, participating in Community Table efforts, providing time and talent by volunteering at local nonprofits, entertaining its neighbors through Westfield Theater Group productions, and more, the Westfield Woman’s Club has been an integral part of Westfield and neighboring communities since 1914.

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