The Benton Harbor Chapter of Charms never fails to please with our annual pre- Mother’s Day Tea. It is the ticket every woman in Benton Harbor and surround- ing communities cov- ets. Our annual Leg- ends Tea puts a spotlight on women in Benton Harbor who have served the community in every aspect of their lives from faith to fam- ily to their profession and beyond. This year’s honorees were: Nora Jefferson and Lisa Peeples-Hurst.
It is also a time to strut in our finest millinery and it truly gets better every year. Four of our past legends; Leston Alston, Sinie Bass, Judge Mabel Mayfield, and Mamie
Yarbrough, modeled some of their most outstanding hats from their own collections to the delight of all in attendance. Our tea also serves as a fund raising avenue for the many projects our chapter is involved in, including our local project.
Benton Harbor Charms Supports Detroit Chapters Founders’ Day Celebration
Charm Barbara Peeples, current recording secretary of the Benton Harbor Chapter of Charms, Inc. was honored on June 1, 2013 by Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Soci- ety International, as the chap- ter's Woman of Distinction. This award is bestowed on women who have excelled in their community as volun-teers and community leaders.
In addition, Charm Barbara’s devotion to her local Chap- ter, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Lake Michigan College Alumni, Calling All Colors, and the Samaritan Center. She is active in the Southwestern Michigan Race Rela- tions Council, Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc. and is co- director of her church's Gospel Chorus. She also finds time to volun- teer with the Benton Harbor Area Schools and is always willing to lend her special and creative talents to a worthwhile cause.
We start Mother’s Day a day early, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.