Silver Tea Set Donation

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Photo provided by Suffield Woman’s Club

Pictured with the silver tea set that the Suffield Woman’s Club has donated to the West Suffield Village Improvement Association are SWC President Lisa Pepe, left, and WSVIA Treasurer Anne Borg.

The Suffield Woman’s Club (SWC), formed in 1894, was pleased to donate their silver tea set to the West Suffield Village Improvement Association (WSVIA), formed in 1903, at the SWC March meeting. Both clubs have a history rich in community service.

The SWC has donated a tremendous amount of money and service to the town of Suffield. Many thousands of dollars have been donated in scholarships and awards, first responders, EAA and more over the years and, notably, a recent donation of $10,000 to the Citizens Restoring Congamond. The ladies donated 3605.5 volunteer hours in 2016 alone. The silver set was used at luncheons, membership drives and special events throughout the years. Anne Borg, of the WSVIA, was thrilled to accept the donation. She educated members on the WSVIA and their contributions. The organization has worked to put up streetlights and plant trees in the West Suffield center. In 1913, they purchased the building now known as Academy Hall on Mountain Road. Their main focus at this time is the upkeep of the hall, the only historic building in West Suffield. One of their main fundraisers, a community tag sale, was held on April 7. The hall is also available to rent for public and private functions.

The SWC silver set will be featured at the Annual Silver Tea that is held at Academy Hall in December. This is a free event open to the community. If you have any questions about these organizations, please contact SWC President Lisa Pepe at 860-965-9305 and WSVIA Treasurer Anne Borg at 860-668-2920.

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