Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tea for Two raises money for Deliah by Michelle Libby

For the second year, Tea for Two will raise money for a Windham family on Saturday, May 4 at Windham High School. Stacy and Seth Turkington’s daughter, Deliah, is fighting Leukemia. She is almost three years old.

“Stacy works in all of our schools helping kids with special needs in gym,” said coordinator of this year’s fundraiser Kelley Wassick.

The event will take place between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Windham High School. Everyone is invited to come in costume. There will be live entertainment, games, princesses, raffles, concessions, a photo booth and face painting, said Mary Wassick.

“It’s a group effort,” said Mary. Kelley is spearheading the event for her community service and scholarship component to the Miss High School America national competition, where she is the delegate from Connecticut because they break the country into regions, not by the state they live in, said Mary. Others on the organizing committee are Patrice Foley-Olsen, Tianna Burton, Jody Colangelo and Mary.

The committee would like to thank Roosevelt Trail Garden Center and The Print House for their work with the event.

Eight-year-old Trista Thorton heard about the Tea for Two event and she set up a lemonade stand, raising $80 for Deliah.

Deliah plans to make an appearance at the event toward the end of the evening. “It won’t even look like the high school,” said Mary.

If anyone would like to donate to Deliah’s treatment, they can send checks made out to Crossroads to Kelley or Mary Wassick, 3 Maplewood Ave, Windham, ME 04062, Crossroads, out of Saco, is a non-profit organization that helps students become self-confident and well-spoken. They are acting as the financial manager for the tea.

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