7th Annual Southwest Tea

Event Details

Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities’ 7th Annual Southwest Tea will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 10:30am-12:30pm, with Registration at 10:00am. This fun event will be held in the Cotton Room of Chandler’s Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 East Germann Road, Chandler 85225. 

We’ll have live entertainment – bagpiping entrance, scrumptious tea menu, great baskets, and more! Our Chef will be Maureen Sullivan – who will prepare a tea menu for all tastes. Over 18 Table Hosts are “decorating” the lunch tables with their individual themes and creative imagination, plus baking our desserts.

Our Guest Speaker is Chandler’s own Lynne Hartke – a wife, a mother, an author, a singer, a blogger, a volunteer, a hiker, a storyteller, and a cancer survivor. Lynne will tell us a story of visiting Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly, Ireland and a pursuit of mystical faith. 

This year's event will showcase 

  • Our recently successful Student Exchange with four students from Tullamore, our Sister City, and future projects
  • Participation in the 2018-19 Sister City International’s Young Artists and Authors Showcase program
  • A celebration of our 10th Year of the Twinning of Chandler and Tullamore in February 2019
  • A proposed Spring 2019 Wine & Design evening
  • Sales of our “Desert Fare” Cookbook - a collaboration between Chandler and Tullamore high school students
  • We will also be sharing information on our planned guided trip to Ireland in June 2019
  • and other upcoming events.


General admission is $20 for Adults and $10 for 11 years and under; walk-ins will be space-available only at $25 per person. 

Doors open at 10:00am for Registration, purchasing basket tickets – we want to begin the meal and program promptly at 10:30am.

Reservations close on Wednesday November 7th.

Online Registration