Treat Mom to tea in Ladysmith

The Ladysmith Eagles' Ladies' Auxiliary will host the 62nd annual Mother's Day Tea May 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the Eagles Hall.

The oldest mother present, the mother with the most daughters and granddaughters present and mothers will be honoured next weekend during a special Mother’s Day Tea in Ladysmith.

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ladysmith 2101, will host the 62nd annual Mother’s Day Tea at the Eagles Hall Sat., May 12 from 1-3 p.m.

Come and join the ladies for an afternoon of socializing, eating fancy sandwiches and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. The cost is $3 per person, and children aged six and younger get in for free. Everyone is invited.

The Auxiliary has been hosting the Mother’s Day Tea since 1950.

Today, as part of the festivities, the ladies distribute monies to local and provincial charities that they so proudly support.

In 2011, the Auxiliary donated more than $34,000 to 35 charities. Many organizations in Ladysmith benefit from their generous allotment of funds to such charities as Festival of Lights, Cancer Society — Ladysmith, Ladysmith Trekkers, Ladysmith Food Bank, Ladysmith Search and Rescue and Ladysmith Volunteer Fire, as well as three $1,000 bursaries to Ladysmith graduates.

As well as the luncheon, there will be a bake table, a raffle table and door prizes. Some of the raffle items are a hand-crocheted afghan, a framed Robert Bateman print and a framed cross-stitched picture.

Corsages will be presented to the oldest mother present, the mother with the most daughters and granddaughters present, and the mother with a birthday on or closest to Mother’s Day, to name just a few.

For more information about the Mother’s Day Tea, contact Shirley Hunt at 250-245-1374 or e-mail