ABILENE, Kan. – The second annual Mother’s Day Tea will be held at the Eisenhower Presidential Library indoor courtyard on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. The tea will feature a program by Eileen Hadley Givens, granddaughter of Douglas McKay, Secretary of the Interior under President Eisenhower.
This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of Ida Stover Eisenhower’s selection as Kansas Mother of the Year. The event is open to everyone and reservations are required by May 4. The tea is catered by AppleMint Catering.
Givens’ program is based on her recently published book, I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie! It is an informal memoir of life in Washington D.C. during the 1950s. Based on her grandmother’s letters to her friends and family, the book is an insider’s look at the people and politics in the Eisenhower administration.
Givens graduated from Pomona College. She is a civic leader and served on the City Council in Glendale, California, from 1991-1999, including two years as Mayor. Eileen and her husband Jim have three sons and four grandchildren.
Reservations are required by Monday, May 4. Send a $15 check payable to Eisenhower Presidential Library, Attn: Mother’s Day Tea, P.O.Box 339, Abilene, Kansas 67410.