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.
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.
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,
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