Get ‘twisted’ over tea


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By Renee Larr

On June 13 from 7-10 p.m. the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre will host a Twisted Tea Party to benefit Jr. Civic, the Young Adult Program and education initiatives. The event will take place in the Studio Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts. The event has an Alice in Wonderland theme in conjunction with the current production at Jr. Civic. Guests will be transported down the rabbit hole as they enjoy drinks, food and games.

“We’re inviting people to the rabbit hole with us so to speak. It’s going to be very psychedelic. There is going to be all kinds of decorations and colors. We are going to have a special concoction – our Twisted Tea,” Melissa Hook, promotions manager, said.

Tickets are $45 which includes two drinks and food. Food will be provided by Jonathon Byrd’s catering. Guests can nosh on high-end hors d’ouevres while mingling. There will also be ways for guests to win more drink tickets. The ingredients of the Twisted Tea are a highly guarded secret, but it will be for guests 21 and over.

Guests can participate in mini events and games throughout the evening with the cost to participate going toward the charity. For wine lovers there will be a wine pull. Guests pay to play and draw a bottle of wine without seeing it beforehand.

“It’s kind of like a blind pull. You pay the fee and then pull the wrapped up bottle. We have some really nice bottles of wine in that,” said Hook.

The Mad Hatter will be present to interact with guests and along with some of the Jr. Civic members. Participants can have their picture taken with various characters from AIW. Awards will be given out to former Jr. Civic members and those attendees who have been long-time supporters.

“It’s going to be so fun,” said Hook.

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