Azalea Belles honored with tea party

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — All the Azalea Belles gathered Sunday to be honored with a tea party by the Cape Fear Garden Club. Along with tea and the beautiful custom-made dresses on the belles, there were a lot of pictures taken.

The Belles enjoyed their time at the New Hanover County Arboretum and many of their mothers joined in on the fun. The chair said her favorite part of the tea party is seeing all the girls dressed up.

“It’s just like all of a sudden they become a princess and it’s just kind of neat to see the girls, how they change from just being a 17-year-old to this gorgeous girl in this beautiful dress,” Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Belle Chair Karen Smith said.

This year there are 140 belles and they are all juniors and seniors in highschool.

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