Westminster Woman's Board Celebrates 100th Silver Tea in Grand Style

May 27, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — The Westminster Woman’s Board welcomed more than 350 guests at their 100th Anniversary Silver Tea. The Behnken Field House was transformed into a magical tea garden for the historic event on May 14, 2016.

Attendees of all ages wore elaborate hats, gloves and fancy attire to the afternoon high tea. The first Silver Tea was held May 10, 1916. The Woman’s Board had just 25 members and they raised $33 at the tea for the college. The event quickly became the board’s most popular fundraising effort. The board now raises more than $40,000 each year to support student scholarships.

“The centennial celebration was such a delightful time. It was a true salute to the friendships formed over the years through our shared commitment to education and love of Westminster,” said Renée Strand, Westminster Woman’s Board member.

Guests who posed for photos in the tea garden can download images from Westminster’s flickr page at flickr.com/photos/westminsterslc/sets/72157668130649176/.

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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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