WEIRTON - The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member organization, held its 11th- annual Teddy Bear Tea July 24 at Mary H Weir Public Library.
Tea Chair Molly Mossor introduced Club President Diane Pastoric and Literary Department Chair Diana Durst and welcomed children and parents to the tea.
There were 117 children and 40 adults in attendance.
PERFORMANCE — The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club welcomed Jim Tate, The Magic Man, to the annual Teddy Bear Tea. Attending were, from left, Sharon Neeley, Minnie Pazich, Helen Gibson, Enid Williams, Tate, Department Chair Diana Durst, Molly Mossor, Club President Diane Pastoric, Susan Slowikowski and Carol Village. -- Contributed
TEDDY BEAR TEA — Literary Department members Patty Criss, left, and Department Chair Diana Durst, right, helped distribute teddy bears during the Teddy Bear Tea at the Mary H. Weir Public Library. -- Contributed
Americorps Vista volunteer Lovie Zago read a teddy bear story and showed a film featuring teddy bears. Jim Tate, The Magic Man, performed and made balloon animals.
Following the show, Woman's Club members served punch and cookies.
Thirteen members served or made cookies.
Brooke County RSVP volunteers, including Etta Kirkbride, Mary Kay Emmerth and Dorothy Skrab, assisted with the event. Julio Hightower, Americorps Vista volunteer at the Weirton Christian Center, also assisted.
Patty Criss donated bears for the tea from her mother's bear collection in her memory, and Carol Village donated books for door prizes. Each child who attended received a teddy bear.