Sponsored by TXU Energy, AT&T, Irving International Women’s Consortium; and Hosted by the Honorable Linda Harper-Brown

TXU Energy and AT&T along with the Irving International Women’s Consortium (IIWC) sponsored a High Tea that was hosted by the Honorable Linda Harper-Brown and Christina Winters Gears. Honored were 3 Exemplary Women of Irving; Pat Bolger, Mary Higbie, and Sharon Johnston. The event was held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas at 3:00pm on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

The Honorable Linda Harper-Brown and Christina Winters Gears decided in 2011 that they wanted to have an event once a year, to honor women in Irving who have volunteered and been active members of the community all their lives. A traditional High Tea was decided upon, so the women could dress up and wear their finest hats, just as they did in the very first suffragette meeting.

This year’s honorees all have lived and been active in the Irving community for decades and were very humbled to be honored as Exemplary Women of Irving. The families and friends of the honorees came out to support the ladies and were treated to tea sandwiches, scones, champagne, and of course tea! Each honoree was brought up before the crowd and the Honorable Linda Harper-Brown praised them and read their proclamation stating all of their accomplishments, and was given flowers by the previous year’s honorees; Kitty Baker, Mary Oberlin, and Gene Olafsen.

The Past Honorees; Kitty Baker, Fran Bonilla, Kitty Boyle, Mary Oberlin, Gene Olafsen, and Norma Stanton; received an antique cup and saucer filled with pink roses.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Cyndi Boggess at (972) 831-
8866 or email at cyndi@cmwfinancial.com.

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