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Tea is served in decidedly 'Downton' manner

John Altdorfer - Katherine Keith, Georgiana Likar, Ann Carlson and Barbara Matthews enjoy a moment on the lawn before the Delectably Downton Tea in Fox Chapel to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Katherine Keith, Georgiana Likar, Ann Carlson and Barbara Matthews enjoy a moment on the lawn before the Delectably Downton Tea in Fox Chapel  to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
john Altdorfer - Cheryl Redmond (right) pours tea for Kathleen Seaton during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>john Altdorfer</em></div>Cheryl Redmond (right) pours tea for Kathleen Seaton during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel  to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
john Altdorfer - Cheryl Redmond stands ready to serve as Sue and Mark Breedlove waltz during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>john Altdorfer</em></div>Cheryl Redmond stands ready to serve as Sue and Mark Breedlove waltz during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel  to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
john Altdorfer - Jenn Hills brushes her hair before the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>john Altdorfer</em></div>Jenn Hills brushes her hair before the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel  to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
john Altdorfer - John and Judy Woffington with Pittsburgh North Symphony board president Mary Ann Craig during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>john Altdorfer</em></div>John and Judy Woffington with Pittsburgh North Symphony board president Mary Ann Craig during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel  to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
john Altdorfer - Nancy Coleman Mickle enjoys a cup of tea during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>john Altdorfer</em></div>Nancy Coleman Mickle enjoys a cup of tea during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel  to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony North.
john Altdorfer - Carol Croselli, Linda Indovina and Jeanne Rudov during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony. North
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>john Altdorfer</em></div>Carol Croselli, Linda Indovina and Jeanne Rudov during the Delectably Downton Tea Fox Chapel  to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony. North

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Sunday, June 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

“We were hoping for 75 people. If we got 75, we were going to be happy,” said Judy Woffington during the Delectably Downton Tea on June 18.

She was referring to the “Downton Abbey”-themed fete hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony North that brought butlers, footmen, maids, countesses and even a dowager together with 128 eager tea partiers, including Margaret Bovbjerg, Patricia Valoon, Agnes Dodds Kinard and Dani Grego.

The scene inside and out of the private residence in Fox Chapel where the tea was served is best described as controlled pandemonium. A line of cars snaked its way alongside the sleepy drive. On the lawn, a sea of hats approached the front door as each guest presented a calling card to the butler and was properly announced.

“I almost got a little tear in my eye because it was so much work and we worked diligently on this,” shared prexy Mary Ann Craig, whose team included Woffington, Sue Breedlove, Millie Ryan, Anne Ringham, Kathy Connelly and Cheryl Redmond.

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