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Time for TEA43206!

For immediate release Contact: Darci Congrove

614 570 7457

German Village Society Historic Preservation Weekend August 16 & 17, 2013

The German Village Society’s mission for historic preservation is the focus of two events Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17, 2013.

On Friday August 16 the German Village Society presents A “community reads” book discussion. Local authors Lucy Wolfe & Bob Hunter will discuss their book, A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus:  Finding the Past in the Present in Ohio’s Capital City, at the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S Third St, 43215. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres and drinks begins at 6:30 p.m., the main program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 in advance and include a copy of the book. Tickets are available online at

On Saturday, August 18, TEA43206 ~ the 3rd annual garden party gala to benefit the Fund for Historic Preservation will be at 4:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m. at the German Village Guest House, 748 Jaeger St, Columbus 43206. Proceeds will be used to expand the Society’s mission-centric historic preservation and education activities.

Guests will enjoy iced and hot teas, wine, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres and pastries. All men and women are encouraged to wear festive garden party attire and fabulous hats! The highlight of TEA43206 will be a hat contest. The event will also feature a number of exciting live and silent auction items.

“This third year of TEA43206 is another example of the generous and self-preserving nature of German Villagers. We expect this year will put us over $50,000 raised for Historic Preservation projects ~ the core of our mission ~ over the life of this event. It’s also a lot of fun which we kind of consider a secondary mission of the German Village Society,”  said Bill Case, President, German Village Society Board.


Advance tickets are $50 and are available at the German Village Meeting Haus 588 S Third St, Columbus 43215 or online at Tickets will be $60 day of the event and may be purchased at the gate but attendance will be strictly limited to 225 guests.  The event will be held rain or shine.

TEA43206 sponsors include Presenting Sponsor: German Village Guest House. Event Sponsor is treetree Brand Communications. Porcelain Sponsors are Helen Winnemore Craft, Clark Creative, Champion Real Estate Services, GBQ Partners and featured artist Dennis Rano. China sponsors include:  Sara & Jeff McNealey, Susan Sutherland and the 4forU Team, Joseph & Joseph LPA. Sponsorships are still available at the $250, $500 and $750 levels.


German Village was established as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and was honored by the White House as a Preserve America Community in 2008.


Those interested in attending may find more information by calling the German Village Meeting Haus at 614 221 8888 or at

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