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On Aug. 11, the Historic Rural Hill Auxiliary will host “Miss May’s Elegant Southern Tea” from 2-4 p.m. The annual event is a tea party honoring the late Miss May Davidson, benefactress of the Rural Hill Cultural Center. The tea serves as a fundraiser with proceeds supporting historic auxiliary projects at Rural Hill.

Light hors d’oeuvres of savories, sweets, teas and lemonade will be the fare of the day and attendees will be personally served. Those attending are to dress in tea finery. Hats are encouraged and gloves are optional.

Tickets are $30 per adult and $15 per well-behaved children. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased online at http://ruralhill.com/MissMay.asp from an individual to pairs to larger groups. To reserve a table of 4 or more, call the office at 704-875-3113.

Miss May’s Elegant Southern Tea is an afternoon filled with pleasantries, laughter and fellowship. The Auxiliary of Historic Rural Hill extends the invitation to all who want to enjoy a Victorian style tea in a beautifully decorated atmosphere full of color and fresh cut flowers along with many tall standing green ferns, “a children’s world” and antique treasures throughout.

Tables seating of eight will be uniquely set and personalized with gorgeous centerpieces, fine crystal, silver and china teacups and saucers.

The Tea is an opportunity to celebrate the heritage of the Davidson family, remembering Miss May Davidson for her lasting legacy to Historic Rural Hill, and to help ensure its preservation for future generations to experience.

Rural Hill is at 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. The former homestead of Major John and Violet Davidson, the 265 acre site is maintained and promoted by Rural Hill and features annual events such as the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze and the Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials and more.

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