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Schrader to emcee Tea by the Sea fundraiser


The Clackamas County Historical Society presents Tea By The Sea, an annual fundraiser featuring a women’s luncheon with a motivational speaker and river view. The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

by: PHOTO BY: ROXANDRA PENNINGTON - Anne-Louise Sterry entertains at the 2013 Clackamas County Historical Society tea. Sterry will delight guests again this year, and County Commissioner Martha Schrader will emcee.Designed to unite mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, grandmothers and friends in a celebration of spring, proceeds benefit the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House and the Museum of the Oregon Territory, two free historic education venues in Oregon City.

by: PHOTO BY: ROXANDRA PENNINGTON - Clackamas County Historical Society tea organizer Jerri Adams (left) is seen at last years event with Best Hat prize-winner Alyce Cornyn-Selby of the Portland Hat Museum.  “We also have the honor of having one of Clackamas County’s own, Commissioner Martha Schrader, as our emcee for the event,” said tea chairwoman Jerri Adams.

Schrader has served in a legislative and governmental capacity for nearly two decades. She currently is on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and has held a seat in the Oregon Senate.

“I am honored these ladies have invited me to help promote the rich heritage we have in Clackamas County, and I am very much looking forward to a great afternoon of food and fun,” said Schrader, whose family owns the Three Rivers Farm in Canby, on the National Register of Historic Places.

This year’s tea theme and decor are a nostalgic nod to the seaside. Hats and gloves are not required, but can add to the experience. Along with a luncheon of petite sandwiches, salad, fruit, scones and desserts, attendees may sip tea while enjoying a performance by nationally known entertainer Anne-Louise Sterry.

“We have received a great number of outstanding donations for our silent auction, so come early to get your bidder number,” Adams said.

Auction items include group outings, such as a guided tour on the historic Barlow Trail, a Willamette River kayak adventure for four, a yearlong family pass to the Portland Aquarium and several themed gift baskets.

Tickets are $30 each, or $25 each for a purchase of three or more. Half of the ticket price may be claimed as a tax-deductible charitable donation to CCHS. Tickets are available at the Museum of the Oregon Territory (211 Tumwater Drive), the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House (603 Sixth St.), online at clackamashistory.org or by calling 503-655-5574.