Valley residents are invited to celebrate Duet’s 40th anniversary at its 31st annual Poinsettia Tea.
Scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale, all proceeds will benefit Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, according to a press release.
“The Poinsettia Tea is our signature fundraising event of the year, and our ambitious goal is to raise $163,800,” says Tina Lopez, director of development at Duet, in the release. “We rely on the funds raised from this event to continue to provide free-of-charge health and wellness services to aging adults in the Phoenix metropolitan area.”
This year, the Poinsettia Tea will be a cashless event. The basket display in the ballroom lobby of years past will be replaced with all items featured in an online silent auction beginning Dec. 6. Guests can register their credit card online before the tea for bidding on auction items and making donations easier for all.
Duet provides needed health and well-being services free of charge for family caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren, homebound adults, and faith communities, the release noted.
In addition to stories about Duet’s community impact, the tea will feature the jazzy, upbeat sounds of The Liam Connor Trio. Destry Jetton, Arizona Midday host, will serve as the emcee; and long-time Duet volunteer and supporter Mary Lou Bessette will receive the Dosia Carlson “KARED About” Award.
The Poinsettia Tea is complete with scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts with a selection of teas.
Tickets to the Poinsettia Tea are $75 and available at duetaz.org/tea.
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