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The Country Friends sprinkles holiday cheer

RANCHO SANTA FE — It’s that time of year again.  The County Friends is hosting its 19th Annual Holiday Tea.  The Dec. 3 afternoon affair is expected to attract 100 guests at its quaint courtyard at The County Friends (TCF) shop.

“Everyone has a wonderful time,” said Donna Ahlstrom, administrative coordinator at The Country Friends. “Members and their guests will mingle and wander through the TCF shop while sipping tea and shopping with our vendors.”

Ahlstrom said the Holiday Tea really get guests in the mood for the Christmas.

As far as the vendors, Ahlstrom said it will be their preferred vendors and some new and exciting ones not to be missed.

Likewise, people can meander through the shop and buy an array of Christmas gifts and also party hosting essentials.  It’s a haven for “party throwing” necessities.

Catering the Holiday Tea once again this year will be the Flavor Chef, with an array of savories.

Co-chairing the event will be Sabrina Cadini and JoLynn Shapiro.

Proceeds from the Holiday Tea will benefit its funded agencies which include: Angel’s Depot, Angels Foster Family Network, Armed Services YMCA, Burn Institute, Canine Companions for Independence, Casa de Amparo, Community Campership Council, Community Resource Center, Conner’s Cause for Children, Elizabeth Hospice, Friends of San Pasqual Academy, Friends of Vista Hill, Glenner Memory Care, Helen Woodward Animal, Center Hospice of the North Coast, Kids Korps USA, LightBridge Hospice, Mama’s Kitchen, Palomar Child Abuse Program, Project Concern International, Promises2Kids, REINS Therapeutic Riding, Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, San Diego Center for the Blind, San Diego Food Bank, Senior Community Centers, St. Vincent De Paul Village, Street of Dreams, Support the Enlisted Project, Women’s Resource Center, and YWCA Becky’s House.

The Holiday Tea begins at 11 am and ends at 2 pm.  For ticket prices and other information visit or call (858) 756-1192 ext. 4. Seating is limited.

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