NEWBURYPORT, MA — The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association will celebrate its 125th year of dedicated service with a special anniversary tea. Founded in 1888, the AJH Aid Association is one of the oldest continuously operating auxiliary societies in Massachusetts. Its longstanding goal has been to support patient services and to promote the health, education and welfare of the Greater Newburyport community.
The 125th Anniversary Tea will be reminiscent of teas of old and will include specialty sandwiches, desserts, tea and coffee. It will take place on Fri., September 27, from 2:004 p.m., in the Higgins Room at the hospital. The cost will be $15.00 for Aid Association members and $17.00 for nonmembers.
Ms. Lois Valeo, a Newburyport resident since 1973, will be the guest speaker. Ms. Valeo holds degrees from Syracuse University and Lesley College. The former owner of The Cloth Company in downtown Newburyport, she has taught courses in textiles, fashion history and fashion marketing at a number of area colleges, including Southern New Hampshire University for the past 18 years. The title of her talk will be “Head to Toe: Bygone Women’s Accessories, “ in which she starts with hats and ends with shoes.
Reservations for the tea may be made by sending a check, made out to the AJH Aid Association, to Ms. Amanda LaPlante, Volunteer Office, Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950.
Seating is limited, so early registration is strongly recommended. For questions, please call Amanda LaPlante, at 978-463-1150.