Robertsdale High alumni host 10th Annual Tea

By John Underwood / john@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 3/21/18

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The Robertsdale High School Alumni Association hosted its 10th Annual Tea Party on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Baldwin County Coliseum.

For years the tea has been held at …

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ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The Robertsdale High School Alumni Association hosted its 10th Annual Tea Party on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Baldwin County Coliseum.

For years the tea has been held at the PZK Hall in Robertsdale, but this year, because of a large increase in participants, it was moved to the Coliseum.

“We went from 30 tables last year to 50 this year,” said Evelyn Lowery, one of the event’s organizers. “We simply outgrew the old space. It’s a good problem to have.”

While there were no men allowed in during the event, a sneak peek into the event was allowed before the festivities began.

The event was started from humble beginnings with just a few participants, Lowery said, and has grown to include more than 400 participants this year.”

Each table is decorated with a central theme in mind. This year, tables were decorated with a “School Days” theme with each table decorated as a different area of school life.

Four RHS alumni were honored this year with memorial tables, including one of the event’s original organizers, Myrtis Childress, whose table was hosted by the Class of 1937. A quilt was also donated for raffle by the Ole Ladies Sewing Circle with proceeds going to the Myrtis Childress Memorial Scholarship fund.

Other memorial scholarships were dedicated to Inez Springer, longtime Robertsdale educator and one of the RHS Alumni Founders; Catina Spurlock Saxon, preschool teacher at Robertsdale United Methodist Church; and Joey Steele, RHS alumnus and son of longtime Robertsdale doctor Joseph Steele, hosted by his wife, Tricia Steele.

Themes and hostesses for this year’s event were:

English: Karen Bill.

Typing Class: Class of 1943.

Home Ec: Barbara Boykin.

PE: Katina Hubbard.

Band: Julie Grant and Michelle Reynolds.

Art: Diane Havard.

Miss RHS: Ruthie Campbell.

Graduation: Diane Foster and Rita Turner.

Homecoming: Cindy Salter Schulze.

Prom: Tiffany Plato.

Sweetheart Dance: Cheryl Russell.

Harvest Queen: Evelyn Lowery.

The Yearbook: Lori Miller.

Cheerleaders: Stephanie Kroll.

Softball: Faith Tuberville.

Baseball: Sarah Bodle.

Football: Mandy Moore and Holley Smith.

Basketball: Nettie Edwards.

Tennis: Mary Beth Girard and Laura Terrell.

Drama Club: Rachel LaCoste.

FFA: Karen Plato and Lauren Sanders.

Youth for Christ: Under His Wings.

The Golden Bears Mascot: Lisa Girard and Lisa Terrell.

Snack Bar: Bridget Beckum and Ashley Kucera.

Playing Hooky from School: Lenora Kendrick and Melissa Thomas.

Lunchroom: Joyce Callaway.

Sweetheart Pageant: Stephanie Christensen.

Spring Break: Sandra Clark and Nancy Strube.

Majorettes: Delores Sturma.

Senior Picnic: Carolyn Sellers.

Talent Show: Joni Wofford.

May Day: Kim Lowery and Jackie Parker.

Snack Time: Margaret Mickelsen.

We Love School: Rose Davis.

Best Friends Forever: Class of 1952.

Special Memories: Tricia Steele (dedicated to the memory of Joey Steele).

Spelling Bee: Frances Mitchum and Mria Rosso.

Homework Excuses: Evelyn Lowery.

First Day of School: Jordan and Lauree Johnson.

The theme for the 2019 tea will be “Faces and Places of Alabama – Celebrating Alabama’s 200th Birthday.”

For more information visit the RHS Alumni Ladies Tea Fundraiser page on Facebook.