\r\n<h1>\u201cI\u2019m late, I\u2019m late for a very important date...\u201d You will not want to miss the Carnegie Hall Guild\u2019s \u201c10th Anniversary Celebration Tea Party\u201d on Sunday afternoon May 7, at the Elks Country Club in Lewisburg.<\/h1>\r\nThe event will begin at 3 p.m. with a parade of tables and conclude at 5 p.m.\r\n\r\nReservations for the 10th Anniversary Celebration Tea are required and must be received by May 1. Admission is $50 per person. Tickets are available online at www.carnegiehallwv.org, by calling Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917, or by mailing a check payable to Carnegie Hall Guild to Janie Kirk, 586 Underwood Road, Lewisburg, WV 24901.\r\n\r\nUnique, individually designed tables will be featured at this event. Guests will be treated to a \u201cfancy tea\u201d at tables for eight set by individuals who will serve as hostesses at the affair. Each hostess will use her own crystal, china, flatware, and decoration, creating a unique ambience at each table.\u00a0 Blackwell\u2019s Catering will provide guests with petite tea sandwiches, sweet treats, cheese and fruit, and a selection of teas.\r\n\r\nTea guests will also be treated to a presentation given by \u201cMiss I. Virginia Brown,\u201d also known as Elizabeth Spangler of Lewisburg. \u201cMiss Brown\u201d will speak to parents of students and prospective students of the Lewisburg Female Institute about the devastating fire of 1901 and the rebuilding of the school for the 1902-1903 academic year. \u201cMiss Brown\u201d is the history teacher at LFI and daughter of John Calvin Brown, the chaplain at LFI.\r\n\r\nThe event is being sponsored by the members and friends of the Carnegie Hall Guild and is its major fundraiser of the year. The Guild assists Carnegie Hall by funding several special projects each year. A committee is working on a proposal for special projects for 2017-2018. Among other projects, the tea provides funds to purchase recorders and instructional material for fourth-grade students in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties for the Link Up music education program.\r\n\r\nDuring the past 10 years the Carnegie Hall Guild has provided support for grant-funded projects that require matching funds, prepared meals for performers, assisted with the annual Creative Youth Art Exhibit at Carnegie Hall, and members have volunteered behind the scenes and with the public. The Guild has provided the historical marker in front of the Hall, large planters for the Ivy Terrace, hearing-assistance devices and a new light board for the Main Stage, efficient blinds for some rooms, acoustic ceiling tiles for the Old Stone Room, furniture for the Board Room, and kitchen equipment.\r\n\r\nMembership in the Guild is open to all interested persons. The Guild meets from September to June on the second Tuesday at 5 p.m., in the Board Room at Carnegie Hall.\r\n\r\nCall Janie Kirk at 304-645-6678 or Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917 for more information about the 10th Anniversary Tea or the Carnegie Hall Guild.