The Dunwoody Chapter of the National Charity League hosted a “Mad Hatter Tea Party” on Jan. 27, honoring the “Nifty Nineties,” a group of 90+year-old residents of Mount Vernon Towers in Sandy Springs. Above, left to right, Mary Linss, Virginia McConakay, Jo Smith, Elizabeth Due, Activity Director Cindy Hewlett, Nadine Hall, Maudie Russell and T. Joe Smith, show off their finery.


Josephine “Poe” Parsons, winner of the best hat award.


Rachel Carnes, a Dunwoody High School freshman, has tea with Mount Vernon Towers resident Elizabeth Due during the “Mad Hatter Tea Party” on Jan. 27.

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