GFWC hosts senior tea in Iron Mountain

THE IRON MOUNTAIN-KINGSFORD General Federation of Women’s Clubs hosted the 85th annual Senior Girls Tea at Pine Grove Country Club. From left are Iron Mountain High School senior Mackenzie Swanson, GFWC committee Jackie Willis, Kingsford High School senior Olivia Allen, IMHS senior Quinlan Bray, KHS senior Annie McCole, GFWC committee member Joanne Berutti and IMHS senior Cecelia Berutti.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation of Women’s Clubs hosted its 85th annual Senior Girls Tea May 9 at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain.

Kingsford and Iron Mountain High School girls were welcomed by GFWC President Pam King.

“This is a special day for the girls and they all appeared on a rainy day like rays of sunshine and a breath of spring,” said GFWC tea co-chairwoman Pam Edens.

A light tea luncheon was

served in a candlelit room decorated with pink geraniums. The tea table featured mints and nuts and two silver tea services.

Tea and coffee were poured by Trina Allen and Julie Rittenhouse.

Fruit punch was served by seniors Olivia Allen, Annie McCole, Mackenzie Swanson, Quinlan Bray and Cecelia Berutti, accompanied by GFWC committee members Jackie Willis and Joanne Berutti.

Grandmother and mothers in attendance were Joanne

Berutti, Kim Swanson, Joan Flood, Margaret Johnson and Beth Bray, who are Women’s Club members.

Connie Tresedder, motivational speaker and author, was the guest speaker and gave many encouraging words on purpose in life, to help the girls in their future as they leave school and venture out in the world; and being free to make changes.

Piano music and a solo was provided by Jessica Muench.

A brief history of the club was shared by Pam Edens.

Co-chairwomen for the event were Angie DuBose and Edens.

Planning committee members were Gerri Tehako, Jackie Willis, Pam King, Mary Saltz, Germaine Hendrickson, Kay Smith, Lana Frantz and Pam L. Foster.

Volunteer club members in attendance were Rosemarie Rondeau, Joanne Wisniewski, Toni Lori, Marilyn Bianchi, Joanne Berutti, Joan Flood, Kim Swanson, Margaret Johnson, Janise Bilski, Alice Smith, Nancy Nelson and Beth Bray.

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