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100 Years Ago: Quinte I.O.D.E. Hold Tea for British Red Cross

The Intelligencer October 22, 1915 (page 2)

“The Quinte Chapter Daughters of Empire. The Quinte Chapter, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, gave a tea in the Tea-Room in the Hotel Quinte yesterday afternoon, which proved to be an enormous success, the proceeds amounting to $200.00. The Regent, Mrs. E. Guss Porter, received, assisted by Mrs. Henry Corby, Second Vice Regent.

The Tea-Room was decorated with branches of maple leaves in autumn shades. On the tea-table was a miniature ship, and the young ladies who served refreshments wore middies with black ties, in honor of Nelson. Those who so kindly assisted with the musical programme were Miss Dorothy Grant and Miss Jean Caldwell, who both sang very sweetly. Mr. Mouck very appropriately sang ‘The Death of Nelson,’ and Miss Phyllis Bogart, Mr. Mac. Waters and Mr. Kenneth Ross played piano solos. A pretty crocheted basket was raffled, Miss Jean Caldwell drawing the lucky number.

The tea was given in response to a special appeal on behalf of the British Red Cross Society, and the ladies of the Chapter feel very grateful to all who attended the tea and contributed so liberally; they especially wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins for the use of the beautiful Tea-Room.”