Our 9th Hat Tea Brunch & It's Beginnings
In the summer of 2006, enjoying the cool of a summer afternoon on the back porch of our home, we were sharing cool drinks and tea cakes with some visiting friends who had attended a Hat Tea in Jackson, MS. The excitement of that day and the idea that we could duplicate the same in our town to honor our mothers and grandmothers who donned their hats and gloves over tea at church inspired us.
Our theme was and still is "Celebrate the Woman Within".
Our 1st Hat Tea was held at 'Your Meeting Place' located in Quitman, MS on Saturday, May 12, 2007. It was the day before Mother's Day. From 2007 through 2012 our Hat Tea was held in Quitman, MS.
In another conversation, in 2011, the idea of forming a credit union within the sisterhood which had solidified through the Hat Teas was spoken into existence. To bring the idea to a larger audience as well as to begin to generate funds to support our new venture, the Hat Tea was given over to the newly formed group which has become SisterLinc Financial Services (soon to be incorporated).
In 2013, we gained momentum when we moved the Hat Tea to Atlanta, GA.
In 2014, by the request of the people of Quitman, MS, we returned the Hat Tea to it's original base.
Our 9th Annual Hat Tea Brunch was held at The Grandma Home House Retreat in Montgomery, AL. It was held on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Later in the evening, we hosted a concert under the stars with the soul-stiring presence of Sister Suad El-Amin and Brothers Shaheed & DJ Supreme.
We are truly grateful for those who supported this effort either with their presence as guests, as vendors, or as sponsors for others to attend. Thank you to the brothers who were present and supportive of the sisters. Thank you to Grandma Home House Retreat and staff for the gracious hosting of this event. We strive to work for excellence and continued growth and improvement.