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Sixty-first International Tea is Sunday, Feb. 17

Sixty-first International Tea is Sunday, Feb. 17

For 61 years, members of Memphis’ faith community have partnered with LeMoyne-Owen College to stage the International Tea, a major fundraiser for the college and a culinary treat featuring foods from various countries.

This year’s event will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave., next door to the college.

The Tea is an important partnership between area churches and LOC, regarding advocacy and financial support for the 157-year-old college. Participating churches prepare foods from different countries.

Last year’s International Tea raised some $28,000 for scholarships.

The International Tea was founded by the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, who, according to LOC President Andrea Lewis Miller, “understood the invaluable role and tradition the faith community has played in the life of Historically Black Colleges and Universities like LeMoyne-Owen College.”

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