It's sounds like a cliche, but organizers behind A Winter's Tea—Perkins Center for the Arts' second biggest annual fundraiser—mean it when they say this year's event will be bigger and better than ever before.
Sarah Winslow, manage of projects and special events for Perkins, said in addition to the finger foods and holiday crafts and activities that attendees have come to expect, visitors this year will also get multiple musical performances (the Bridge Players Theater Company, Sara O'Brien of Studio Luloo and I Really Like NJ), a cupcake station sponsored by Ponzio's and a gift basket auction, among other things.
"This year, compared to past years, it's much more entertaining," said Winslow.
Though the event is a fundraiser for Perkins—it's raised several thousand dollars for the center the last few years—she said it's more about throwing the community (and primarily children) a party.
"We gear this more to the community and thanking people for their support—less toward, 'Let's haul in a bunch of money,'" Winslow explained.
Tickets are still available for the event, which will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Community House. Tickets are $35 per person—free for children 2 and under—and can be purchased online or at the door. Winslow recommended buying tickets in advance however, because there are only about 30 tickets left.
Proceeds from the event benefit both Perkins locations, in Moorestown and Collingswood.
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