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‘Blue Tea’ scheduled for April 13

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Each year Discover Downtown La Grange local merchants join together with Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (O.A.K) and Baptist Health La Grange to host the Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea. This is an annual fundraiser for cancer education and support. All ticket proceeds benefit O.A.K. The tea will be held in downtown La Grange Sunday afternoon, April 13, from 1-5 p.m.. Visitors purchase tickets in advance for $10 each, or $15 the day of the event.

Merchants open their doors an extra day for the progressive tea. Guests may visit more than 25 locally owned shops, restaurants, bakeries and art galleries. At each participating location, party-goers will sample teas and treats and register for unique door prizes. This year door prizes will include gift certificates from various stores, handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry, springtime umbrellas, art supplies, blue hydrangea posters (Mike Prather Designs) and various shop local or Kentucky Proud products. Inside participating stores, health and wellness experts will be on hand to answer questions at their display tables for cancer awareness, support and related topics.

Ticket prices include gift bags, maps, tea cups and saucers. Special recognition gifts will be presented for Ovarian Cancer survivors. Just before the progressive tea begins, Thomas McShane (Hewn From the Mountain, Crestwood) will be playing the harp for the Blue Hydrangea Blessing at the Rob Morris Chapel on Jefferson Street, adjacent to Oldham County History Center (106 N. 2nd Street). Registration and check-in will be located at the Rob Morris Chapel, beginning at 1 p.m..

Becky Kimbler, Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea Committee Chair, is asking for help locating fun teacups and saucers for the event. “This year, we will host another Teacup Round-Up. We expect around 500 guests this year so we are on the lookout for a few hundred more tea cups and sponsors. If you want to join us in our round-up, just bring your gently used tea cups and saucers to Serendipity Café and Gifts, located at 116 E. Main St, in La Grange. To make special arrangements for teacup pick-up, call us at 502-222-4216.”

The Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea has raised over $13,000 for cancer awareness, education and support. This is the 7th annual tea.

“This is a special day of celebration and support in downtown La Grange. The local merchants come together with O.A.K. for a fun day full of color, music, shopping and sidewalk conversation,” Nancy Griffin, Executive Director of Discover Downtown La Grange, said. “You’ll see ladies wearing hats, and store windows and doors adorned in teal (ovarian cancer ribbon color), with balloons and bows everywhere. Inside most of the stores, there are hydrangea and tea displays to browse. We can pretty much guarantee that in one of our stores, you will probably find a tea you haven’t tried before. And of course when the train comes right down Main Street, new visitors stop to watch in awe. This is a great opportunity to bring some girlfriends downtown for a fun spring day celebration.”

Tickets can be purchased in downtown La Grange at Fire it Up, Rainy Day Resale, Blooms by Essential Details, The Woofery, Serendipity, 1887 Corner Store, Karen’s Book Barn and Old Oak Frame House. Tickets are also available also for purchase online: http://www.oakky.org/home-page-news/7th-annual-blue-hydrangea-progressiv...

For more information, contact Nancy Griffin at 502-269-0126, director@discoverlagrange.org. Follow the Discover Downtown La Grange website, www.discoverlagrange.org, Discover Downtown La Grange Facebook page, and the Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea Facebook page for on-going and updated information.

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