Sip, sip, hooray! Ninth annual high fashion and high tea event is back

Published 1:06 pm Thursday, April 18, 2024

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This year, the Corolla Extension and Community Association’s April 30 fundraising event will focus on an elevated experience, complete with a formal high tea served in an upscale, elegant setting.

In addition to the indulgent high tea, the $30 ticket will include a summer-focused fashion show by Mustang Sally’s, a raffle and silent auction with highly-anticipated items from some of the area’s favored businesses. Winning bidders could take home a wine tasting for 12, four rounds of golf (cart and green fees included), bikes, jewelry, pickleball equipment, gift baskets, gift certificates and lots more surprises. Donors supporting the event are Brindley Beach and TowneBank, as well as Off the Wall Tap House, Colbury Co, NC Coast, Currituck Club Golf, The Cottage Shop, TRIO Restaurant & Market, Uncle Ike’s Sandbar, Wild Goose Wine Bar and Lovie’s Salon, among others.

The Corolla Extension Association is part of the National Cooperative Extension network which began in 1914 and is now active in over 3,000 counties, in both rural and urban areas, providing support and guidance on nutrition, home economics and educational programs.

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Marge Searing, chapter president, has been part of Corolla Extension since 2012, and has seen membership grow and shift over the years. Today, an active 36 members volunteer their time and talents to serve the programs in the area. “What we do for those who need assistance in our community,” Searing states, is one of the more important parts of this chapter. She also notes that all proceeds from this event will go to further assist local projects including Currituck Operation Santa, the Backpack Food program, 4H Summer Scholarships, Christmas Baskets for Seniors, the Boys & Girls Homes of NC, the Water’s Edge Village School, and the Corolla and Carova Fire Departments.

While tickets are dwindling, you can still purchase yours for the Tuesday, April 30 event being held at the Currituck Club, located at 620 Currituck Clubhouse Drive in Corolla. The tea begins at 2 p.m. with the fashion show shortly thereafter. New to this year’s festivities – a golf cart shuttle will be provided from the parking lot, before and after the event.

Can’t make that date? You can still support this great association by purchasing raffle tickets to score a bounty of goods. Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10.

For tickets and more information about Corolla Extension and Community Association, email: