Benefit event will help local school, Women Build program

Katie Harmon Ebner, Miss America 2002, will be the guest speaker at tea

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Pacific Crest Academy in Camas will be the main beneficiary of Quintessential Production’s Second Annual Benefit Tea at the Heathman Lodge later this month.

The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.

Last year, the event raised $7,329 for Pacific Crest Academy, which is a private, Catholic school, and $1,465 for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program.

“Our hope for you is that at this event, if you come in tired, you will leave rested.

If you are joy-filled, you will leave with greater joy,” said Manda Levie, marketing director of Pacific Crest Academy. “If you are sad and overwhelmed, you will experience contentment and peace.

“We hope you recognize the profound impact you have on your life and the lives of those around you, and embrace the roles you are called to fill with vigor and commitment.”

The afternoon will include tea, food, flowers, entertainment and motivational speakers. Keynote speaker Katie Harman Ebner, Miss America 2002, will speak on, “The Extraordinary Measures of Ordinary Women: Exploring Women Through History.”

In addition to being Miss America, Harman Ebner is a classical vocalist who tours internationally, an entrepreneur who developed a line of children’s clothing, a cancer research advocate, and celebrity ambassador for Providence Cancer Center.

She is also the face of Oh! Shoes, a Portland-based women’s footwear company, whose shoes are sold at Lily Atelier in downtown Camas.

Event tickets are $60 per person, or $550 for a table of 10. In addition, table sponsors will receive premium seating and recognition in the benefit tea program. To order tickets, contact Pacific Crest Academy at 834-9913. For more information, visit

In addition, a limited number of vendor booths are available for women-owned businesses or businesses with a female client base. The $250 fee includes a 6-foot table and linens, as well as two tickets to the event. Call 600-6732 for more information.

The Heathman Lodge is located at 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver.