Photo: Tea and Tunes in Kingman

The Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center held its 4th Annual Benefit Tea Saturday at Metcalfe Park. The event raises funds for the center, which provides education and aid to mothers and their children, including ultrasounds for expectant mothers and clothes for mothers, their infants and toddlers. There is no charge for their services, so they rely on fundraising and grants to raise money. This year's Benefit Tea was dedicated to Gloria Anne Jarquin, co-founder of AAPC, who passed away in July. Kingman Regional Medical Center was the major sponsor of the event, which was also supported by several local businesses and individuals. The event featured tea and other beverages, desserts, musical entertainment volunteered by several local individuals and groups, and a silent auction. There was a "Stitch in Time Vignette" walk-through with booths and displays featuring embroidery, knitting and other arts and crafts. The goal of the event is also to raise awareness of what the AAPC does. The center helped over 2,000 clients last year. The Christian Girlz Club shown here did a singing performance dressed in 1800s-era style clothing. Sitting in front are (left to right) Alison DeLang, Phyllis Shelton, and Audrey DeLang. Seated in back, left to right, are Katelynn Sawyer, Sarah Williams, Dani DeWitt and Beth Williams. For more information about AAPC, call (928) 692-1301.