Townsend-Smith Foundation Hosts Third Annual High Tea

By: Laura Steiner

Fascinators, gloves, and Sunday finery were on display Sunday September 24 at the Third Annual High Tea for Hospice. Seasons’ Retirement Community hosted three sittings in their theatre.  100% of the proceeds went to the Townsend-Smith Foundation.  

The Foundation is dedicated to the establishment of a hospice in North Halton.  The family of local firefighter Ron Townsend including wife Janet, and children Matt and Amy identified a need for a hospice, and began fundraising.  In 2009 they became aware of Tessie Smith, a well-known Tai-Chi instructor.  Her family, and friends led by husband Lyndon were meeting with the same goal.  The two groups gathered together, and began raising money for a cause.  To learn more about them visit their website 

The Townsend-Smith High Tea has raised $5,030 from the event September 24.