Moulton, AL (April 13, 2023) – The Friends of the Lawrence County Public Library are preparing for their 14th annual Garden Tea, which will be held from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, May 13 at the residence of Steve and Vickey Lundy. There will only be 60 tickets available, so be sure to purchase early. The Garden Tea is the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend and makes a wonderful event to share with Mom.
President of the Friends, Vickey Lundy, said that Kentucky Derby-style attire for the ladies (complete with large, elegant hats) is encouraged but not required; Vickey stated that she has some hats for loan. Gentlemen are also welcome to participate, but alas, Vickey doesn’t have men’s dress hats, just ball caps.
There will be a guest speaker for this event as well as a featured soloist to be announced.
As has been customary for many years, local guitarists and songwriters, Larry Smith and Rod Wallace, will provide the musical ambiance. They are requested every year. “I, myself, and many other Garden Party attendees have been impressed with their musical talent,” Lundy said.
This year’s special guest will be plein air artist, Doris Ingels, a North Alabama artist. She will be accompanied by several fellow artists capturing nature on canvas. Ask them questions, watch them paint as they capture nature’s beauty. Of course, you may purchase one or more of their works.
Valet parking will be provided by Steve Lundy, Herb Lundy, Hudson Lundy and Lloyd Montgomery.
Hostesses and chefs are Fran Adair, Tona Couch; Sandra Ligon, Virginia Johnson, Deroma Montgomery, Diane Norwood, Millie Proctor, Frieda Stephenson and other Friends of the Library.
Tickets are available at the Lawrence County Public Library, 256-974-0883. Tickets to the Garden Tea are $20 if purchased in advance, Lundy said. They are $25 if purchased the day of the Garden Tea so don’t wait until the last minute. The ticket will include the menu and must be presented for admission.
About the Friends of the Lawrence County Public Library
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that raises funds for library items and activities by selling a variety of items such as books, videos, and CDs. They are a national organization that supports local libraries by providing countless volunteer hours and organizing fundraising activities to enhance library services.
The mission of the Friends of the Library is to support and enhance library services in Lawrence County, create public support for quality library services through gifts, memorials, and endowments, purchase special and unique items that the library budget cannot afford, and advocate for stable financial funding for Alabama libraries.
Please join us in supporting our community's library and providing access to valuable resources!
The Lawrence County Public Library is a public library system serving the residents of Lawrence County, Alabama. Established in 1961 as the Moulton Library, it became the county library in the early 70s. In 1974, the current library opened its doors to the public near historic downtown Moulton and has since been providing invaluable resources and services to a population of over 30,000 residents.
The library offers various services such as circulation services, print/fax services, publicly accessible computers, interlibrary loan services, programming for children, teens, and adults, as well as digital resources.
Funding for the library is provided by the Lawrence County Commission, the City of Moulton, and the State of Alabama.
Come and explore all that the Lawrence County Public Library has to offer!