17th annual Holiday Tea & Fashion Show set for Friday


The 17th annual Holiday Tea & Fashion Show will be Friday. The event is hosted at the Elston Homestead and is a major fundraiser for the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. Ticket-holders may visit the holiday event any time between 3 and 6 p.m.

The impressive Elston Homestead, located at 400 E. Pike St., was the childhood home of Susan Elston Wallace and Joanna Elston Lane and is now used for special events by Wabash College It will be elaborately decorated for the holiday season by designers from Milligan’s Flowers & Gifts.

Event goers can also enjoy an interactive fashion show beginning at 3:30 p.m. featuring fashions from local boutique heathcliff. Fashion show models will be Julie Bergfors, Jessica Bokhart, Kitty Haffner and Stephanie Sosbe who stroll throughout the afternoon.

Tea and coffee will be served in the historic Elston family silver. Savory treats with an assortment of sandwiches and sweets will be available. Special thanks go to tea committee members for hosting the event with the festive presentation of the food and drink.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon. All tea attendees will be entered automatically into the drawing and need not be present to win. Door prizes will be distributed between 4-5 p.m.

A highlight of the event will be live holiday music by the Wabash College Glee Club who are back by popular demand.

Reservations for the Holiday High Tea & Fashion Show are $25 per person and due by Nov. 30. No tickets will be available at the door. To reserve places for you and your guests, contact the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum at 765-362-5769 or email at You may also purchase your reservation online at

Proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum and the Lane Place.