LaGrange Woman’s Club holds annual Christmas tea

Published 9:31 pm Tuesday, December 4, 2018

On Sunday, the LaGrange Woman’s Club decked the halls and brewed plenty of holiday tea for its annual Christmas tea at Bellevue.

The Greek Revival architecture of the home was accented with Christmas greenery for the occasion, and organizers said they sold out of tickets for the event.

They also noted that despite the sudden burst of winter weather over the weekend, there was only one cancellation and many attendees came early.

“It is the festive Christmas season,” said Kathren Fogg.

“Everybody is happy, and it is a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season. We love the ladies [who attend this event]. We have a lot of repeat ladies, so we love the ladies who come and join us.”

The fundraiser helps raise money so that the LaGrange Woman’s Club can maintain the 163-year-old historic home, which was once the home to Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill.

In 1942, Bellevue was presented to the LaGrange Woman’s Club by the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation to use as a clubhouse, and since then the club has spent countless hours restoring the home for public tours.

“This year we are going to get some foundation work done, which as you know can be an expensive project,” Fogg said.

To learn more about Bellevue, visit Bellevue – LaGrange Woman’s Club Charitable Trust on Facebook.