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Give yourself a holiday gift at St. Patrick’s Christmas Tea

There was a time when five dollars would buy a tank of gas, a sack full of groceries or a meal for two.

There was a time when five dollars was a lot of money.

These days, it is hard to find anything substantive that only costs five dollars, unless of course you are buying a ticket for St. Patrick’s Christmas Tea.

At St. Patrick’s on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2-3:30 p.m., five dollars will buy you all the hot tea you can drink, along with copious amounts of homemade goodies that can be enjoyed in an elegantly decorated Christmas setting. There are even handmade door prizes awarded to lucky winners.

This annual event is a favorite for many people, a time to kick off the holiday season in a special way.

The women of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church make it financially feasible for friends to bring friends as an act of Christmas giving. Additionally, the women each make 10 dozen homemade Christmas cookies that are sorted into decorated boxes that they sell at the tea for $10 each, a sweet holiday gift for special people in your life.

The money made from this event goes toward purchasing materials to make the Shamrock quilt that is auctioned by the women of the church each summer. When all the auction tickets are sold, as they have been for the past four years, the quilt brings in $5,000 that is then awarded to various non-profit agencies in our community. This year’s proceeds from the 2012 quilt will be awarded at the tea.

Tickets are now on sale at the church office, open Tuesday-Friday, located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. But, don’t wait! There is a limited number of tickets sold and, at only five dollars each, they go fast. Now is the time to call your friends and relatives and purchase your tickets for a lovely afternoon of holiday cheer.

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