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It’s Vintage Tea time

The fifth annual Someplace Safe Vintage Tea is set for April 12 at 11 a.m. at Living Waters Church in Alexandria. Doors open at 10 a.m.

The Vintage Tea is the largest fundraiser for Someplace Safe in Douglas County. Last year’s event raised almost $10,000.

“Our office depends upon fundraisers and community support to sustain our advocacy services,” said Kristy Brackett, a crime victim advocate at Someplace Safe and event organizer.

Jefferson High School teacher Chris Kragenbring will share her story as a survivor. The Alexandria Area Arts Association Theatre will provide entertainment. Raaper’s Eatery and Ale The Catering Co. will provide a menu of crab salad sandwiches, tortellini skewers, desserts and more.

The Vintage Tea will host the Red Envelope Game, Tea Cups and door prizes. A silent auction will feature gift certificates and gift baskets from local individuals and businesses.

Someplace Safe is in need of table hostesses to set a table.

“The hostesses are really the people who make the event interesting. They choose the theme of their table, and we have seen anything from super casual to formal high tea,” said Brackett.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Someplace Safe Thrift Store or by calling (320) 763-4677. To sponsor the event or donate to the silent auction, call Kristy at (320) 762-1995.

The mission of Someplace Safe is to create a safer world by eliminating violence and oppression through advocacy, education and services. More than 1,000 people sought advocacy services from Someplace Safe Alexandria in 2013.