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Hats and Gloves Tea

Lovely ladies wearing lovely hats added glamour during the 2018 Claflin University First Lady's Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea.

Claflin University will host its 13th Annual First Lady's Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Tullis Arena of the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex. Aligning with the 2019 Women's History Month theme, this year's tea is themed "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence."

Each year, the tea's committee chooses a woman (or women) to honor with the Visionary Leadership Award. The 2019 Visionary Leadership Award honorees are women who have made history by being a part of the largest number of African-American women ever to serve in the S.C. House of Representatives. The honorees are Wendy C. Brawley, Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Chandra E. Dillard, Rosalyn D. Henderson-Myers, Patricia Moore Henegan, Annie E. McDaniel, Anne Parks, Leola C. Robinson and Krystle N. Simmons. These visionary women will be honored for their dedication and service to South Carolina and their ability to work in the House to bring positive and peaceful change to their respective districts and in the state.

Vendor booths will be open before the program begins. There will also be entertainment by the Claflin University Concert Choir and the Claflin Jazz Ensemble during the event. Men are also welcomed to attend.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Alice Carson Tisdale Scholarship, which is presented to female students during the tea. The students are chosen based on need and academic success.

For more information on applying for the 2019 scholarship, email Dr. Peggy S. Ratliff at, Mrs. Sadie D. Jarvis at, or Dr. Verlie A. Tisdale at

To purchase tickets, contact Ms. Charnita Mack at

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