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Square One Tea Slated for Oct. 6 at Chez Josef

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Oct. 6, Chez Josef in Agawam will be transformed into a One-derland spectacular. The 11th annual Square One Tea is expected to draw 400 supporters who will celebrate the work that the region’s foremost provider of early learning and family services is providing to thousands of families throughout the Greater Springfield region.

“From its humble beginnings as a small gathering in the classroom at our Main Street Children’s Center, it is amazing to see how this very special event has evolved over the years,” said Square One President and CEO Joan Kagan. “Year after year, we look forward to this wonderful opportunity to highlight the work we are doing and the impact that our programs and services have had on the thousands of children and parents who have been served by Square One. It is so gratifying to hear from our guests how much they enjoy being a part of this special day, and it’s always fun to see who is going to have the best hat.”

The wearing of hats for women and men has become a great tradition, with a Top Hat Award bestowed upon the wearer of the most elaborate or unusual hat.

This year’s event is sponsored by Health New England, Smith & Wesson, BusinessWest, USI, MGM Springfield, the Insurance Center of New England, WMAS, MassLive, and others.

Tickets cost $60 each, and tables of 10 are available. To sign up, visit startatsquareone.org. For sponsorship or vendor information, call Andrea Bartlett at (413) 858-3111.