Claflin to Host 13th Annual First Lady's Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea

Feb 22, 2019
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The 13th Annual First Lady's Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea will be held 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 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. Entertainment will be provided by the Claflin University Concert Choir and the Claflin Jazz Ensemble. Men are also invited 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 or to apply 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 Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking here.
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