Itasca Tea Fundraiser Coming Up!
Posted On: September 5, 2013


Join us for a Spot of Tea Benefitting the residents of St. Coletta of Wisconsin/Illinois

You are cordially invited by Illinois Friends for St. Coletta - WI/IL to attend an afternoon tea at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th at Itasca Country Club, 400 East Orchard, Itasca, IL 60143. Light refreshments will be served.

The Illinois Friends is made up of parents, siblings, extended family and friends of the people served in Northern Illinois. Guided by the mission statement, "To assist Developmentally Challenged Individuals and Their Families through Education, Advocacy, Financial Support and Community Awareness," Illinois Friends hosts events, advocates and does fundraising on behalf of their loved ones. 100% of all proceeds benefit the residents of St. Coletta.

Our presenter at this event will be Jenny Riddle. Jenny will be doing a program called "We Will Survive." How do women survive the dilemmas that life throws at them? In this uplifting Book Review, "We Will Survive," Jenny Riddle gives you the coping mechanisms of three very different women. As Emily Post, Jenny will set you straight on which fork to use first at a formal dinner, but you will be surprised at some of Emily’s advice in Laura Claridge’s biography Emily Post: Mistress of American Manners. In the second short review, you’ll meet Alexandra Penney whose book The Bag Lady Papers shows what one person suffered in the Madoff "rip-off" scandal. Finally, Jenny will put a smile on your face as she dramatizes Christie Mellor’s book, You Look Fine, Really. She quickly takes you through the minefield of hilarious problems today’s women must cope with. Enjoy the journey with Jenny as she tells how these three women did survive in fine fashion.

For further information, please contact Pam Harding (847-382-7865/email: or Mary Ann Vanaria (847-394-8548/email: