The Harnett County Extension and Community Association celebrated with its annual tea event. The event is given by the Harnett County 4-H and Family and Consumer Science programs of the Cooperative Extension program in Harnett County. The annual event is offered to foster fellowship, learning, and express Cooperative Extension’s gratitude for the many hours of service and education given by Harnett County ECA members to 4-H youth and other audiences throughout the year.
Welcoming members to the event were Lynn Lambert, Extension Agent 4-H and Tyrone Fisher, County Extension Director. Presiding over the festivities was Wanda Gregory, ECA County Council President. Mrs. Gregory also shared inspirational thoughts about taking time for sharing not only tea, but other meaningful moments with friends and family. She also shared motivational readings concerning taking time throughout the year to share a cup of comfort with others in need of our time or words of encouragement.
Megan Ray, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, shared educational information concerning the variety of tea events, their structure, and how they might be used at different times of the day to celebrate various functions.
Wanda Hardison, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, introduced 4-H’er Abby Furry from the Lee County 4-H program who presented her bronze winning NC 4-H presentation on the History of Manners. ECA members enjoyed Miss Furry’s humor and educational insights as to how and why manners have evolved throughout history.
ECA members also shared short stories and memories concerning the tea cups they brought from which to enjoy the variety of teas served for the event.
Guests took home gifts of tea cup note pads and calendars courtesy of Wanda Gregory. Also assisting with the events and serving as hosts and hostesses were Sally Cherney and Cyndi Rodgers, Harnett County 4-H volunteers, as well as Emma Cherney, Kayla Cherney, Smauel Cherney, Levi Rodgers and Benjamin Rodgers, Harnett County 4-H’ers. Also contributing to the event were Cindy Jeffries from the Silver Snaffles 4-H Club and Hetti Fultz, Harnett County 4-H volunteer.
For more information on the activities of the Extension and Community Association organization or questions on membership, contact the Cooperative Extension Office, 910-893-7535.