Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teddy Bear Tea Photos

The Marines attend the event to collect the toys and deliver them to the depot where they are sorted and delivered to children according to their wishes to Santa.
This past weekend we did our Teddy Bear "Toys for Tots" signature event. I thought you might like to see some photos of this annual children's event that collects so many new, unwrapped toys for the less fortunate children of the Salem area.  The Hawthorne Hotel provides the tea buffet on a complimentary basis when children bring a new, unwrapped "Toy for Tots" to the event

Gingerbread House was a gift from Montilio's Bakery

Left to right:  Hawthorne Hotel Team Members -- Kristen, Mary, Rebecca Cope, Adam McInnes, Cheryl, Corrine,, Shawna, Alex, Kledio, Ken, Chef Steve Nelson, and Food & Beverage Director Claire Kallelis
We set the buffet table with all the tea goodies at the appropriate height for the little ones.

Jessica and Paul Wright with Nephew, Michael and Teddy 

Christine Madigan and her niece, Camille

Lindsay Otis and her niece, Lily

The entertainers at this event are so good with the children.  Here they encourage the children to play the keyboard along with them.  As you can see, that is VERY popular!

The Marines with "Teddy" and the Toys.

Some of the comments we received after the event were:

"This is our fourth Teddy Bear Tea & it never disappoints.  I love the band and how interactive & accepting they are of the children.  Thank you, Hawthorne Hotel!" -- Lauren R

"This was our fifth year coming to this from R.I.  We were very pleased as usual!  Very attentive to my child's food allergy too.  :-)"  --Jen H

I hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about some of the events we do here as part of the community, and I hope to see you here.


1 comment:

  1. Cari P4:48 PM

    First year with friends who have been coming for 5 years. Had a fun time and beautiful as usual!