FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS

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FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS

The Filipino-American Social Club of Tampa (FASC), held ang enchanting “Afternoon Tea Social” last Sunday, March 6, 2022 held at the Tuscany Indoor Courtyard of the International Event Venue located on West Hillsborough avenue. Delectable, sweet treats, assorted sandwiches, fresh fruits covered with chocolate, and endless flowing pots of tea were served as catered by the Empress Tea Room efficient staff who used to be located at Dale Mabry.

FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS
(L-R) Gigi Smit, MJ Lim, Michael Garciaof OAI Branding, Melody and Robert Auslander of Le Betri.
FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS
THE ATTENDING LADIES

Gigi Smith, the organizations president, welcomed the almost a hundred guests who were mostly wearing fabulous, elegant traditional British afternoon tea hats for the occasion.

FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS
(Standing L-R) Lani Kreuger, Joey Omila, and Kerwin Aenejo. (Seated L-R) Tea Hat winner Lynn Coley, and Aurora Fortson

It was also the day the contestants for the annual Miss Fil-Am Florida Pageant were officially introduce to the public. Five of the six contestants paraded in their beautiful La Betri pouch leggings who are one of the major sponsors of the event, and in their official Miss Fil-Am Florida tee shirts in lilac. The new Miss Fil-Am Florida will be crowned on August 27th, 2022, at a gala formal dinner at the Hilton Downtown,

FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS
THE COLORFUL GUESTS

Before the end of social, the organization also drew the lucky winners to their raffle drawing to raise funds for the Hospital on Wheels. Michael Greenwood and Kelvin Saunders, two British guys from Tampa, played a fun game called, “How British Are You?” with the crowd giving answers to very difficult British words equivalent on American English. The Tea Party Social was to raise funds for the charities that the organization supports like the Children’s International, Gawad Kalinga, and Hospital on Wheels to mention a few. Thanks to all those attendees, who made it possible for the FASC’s ability to support good causes and other local charities.

photo credit: DINO PAMPLONA

FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS
Host and Pageant Director Joey Omila with Gigi Smith, president of the Fil-Am Social Club.
FILIPINOS HOLDS AFTERNOON TEA SOCIALS
2022 contestants of the Miss Fil-Am Florida (L-R) Miss Manila – Julienne Santa Ana, Miss Negros Oriental – Antonette Dolocanog, Miss Camarines Norte – Kaitlyn Pamplona, and Miss Misamis – Dawn Nikka Riley

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