The 17th annual Tea for Two Hundred event will be held July 19 at a private home in Washington.

The event, which will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Gael Hammer and Gary Goodwin, will benefit the New Milford VNA Hospice program and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury.

Festivities will include a silent auction, a best hat contest, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and dancing.

Attendees are asked to wear white.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at or by calling 860-354-2216.

For more information, to be a sponsor or to donate goods or services for the silent auction, call Debbie Matta at 860-354-2216 or email