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Bishop Noll to host tea during centennial weekend

Information provided by Bishop Noll Institute

HAMMOND, Ind. (August 9, 2021) – Bishop Noll Institute will host Thee Alumni & Me Centennial Tea during its 100th anniversary celebration in September.

The fundraiser will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 18, in the Bishop Noll STREAM Lab, 1519 Hoffman Street in Hammond and will coincide with a weekend of events. Other plans include a gala dinner celebration September 16, a 5K and Tailgate party on September 17, and an outdoor Mass on September 19.

Tickets to the tea can be purchased online at or at the Bishop Noll main office. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased by Friday, September 10. Tickets are $50 per person and include an afternoon of tea, savories, sweets, basket raffles, door prizes, and more.

Guests will be served traditional tea fare, including chicken salad croissants, cucumber delights, fresh fruit, ham and asparagus rounds, sweet and savory pastries, and assorted teas.

Guests should bring their own tea cup to share memories. In addition, they will hear from speaker Terry McMahon Putz, a 1966 graduate of Bishop Noll, who will share some interesting tidbits from Bishop Noll history she uncovered in her role as BNI’s centennial historian.

In addition to basket raffles, a raffle will take place for a custom-made, king-sized quilt featuring a black and yellow bumblebee theme. Tickets for the raffle cost $5 and will be sold in the Bishop Noll main office. Winner need not be present to win.

“This event will be lovely. A tea is a chance to reconnect and give people who are meaningful in your life your time. That’s what it’s all about,” said event chairperson Dee Dee Ryder Buck, a 1972 Bishop Noll graduate. Buck, who used to own a tea room, feels that tea is a ministry.

“I’ve always tried to fundraise with the teas I’ve given so, of course, we wanted to do this for Bishop Noll, which is where our heart was for so many years.”

Buck previously organized teas for Calumet College of St. Joseph and Planting Possibilities.

For more information on Centennial events, visit, email [email protected] or call (219) 932-9058.

Bishop Noll Institute is located at 1519 Hoffman Street, Hammond, IN.

Bishop Noll Institute
Bishop Noll Institute
Bishop Noll Institute has been providing students a college preparatory experience grounded in Catholic values since 1921. Based in Hammond, Indiana, the high school serves families throughout northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois.