Jean Schaffer

High tea helps Langley Christmas Bureau

High tea fans in fascinators and their best duds packed the annual event.

Langley residents who appreciate good tea, finger sandwiches, and helping the less fortunate gathered Sunday afternoon for the Thank You For Caring event.

The annual tea is also known as the Mayors’ Wives Tea, and this year was organized by Jean Schaffer and Debbie Froese, wives of City Mayor Ted Schaffer and Township Mayor Jack Froese.

Jean Schaffer told the crowd that she loves Christmas traditions.

“This event has turned into a tradition for me,” she said, noting it is the fifth annual high tea.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to fill the coffers of the Langley Christmas Bureau, specifically its hamper fund.

The money raised makes sure families in need have enough food for a proper Christmas dinner, as well as to get them through the entire holiday season.

“Langley is a community that is accustomed to giving and helping,” said master of ceremonies Peter Luongo.

See more photos of the event on the Langley Advance Facebook page HERE.

Just Posted

Langley Thunder stop Shamrocks

The local lacrosse season is close to wrapping up.

Throwback Thursday: July 19, 2018

Can you help us caption a photo from Langley’s past?

Our View: Location matters when it comes to candidates

Those running for civic office should live in the community they want to represent.

Looking Back: July 19, 2018

The community’s history, as seen through the files of the Langley Advance.

Have you seen this missing Langley man?

Peter Webb hasn’t been seen by his family in more than 10 days.

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

B.C. city wants pot punted from farmland

Concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

The BC Review Board could not determine whether Gabriel Klein, 21, is fit to stand trial

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Abbotsford’s Besse sisters: Vaulting to greatness at Summer Games

Local siblings heading to Cowichan to compete in equestrian

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Recent online kitten abuse video raises serious social media questions

UBC and UFV profs weigh in on the subject of online sharing, shaming, and our digital landscape

UPDATED: ICBC fights back against claims that it’s ‘ripping off’ B.C. RV drivers

Canadian Taxpayers Federation is urging the provincial government to open up ICBC to competition

Most Read