Naomi Judd to be guest speaker for “Tea on the Lawn” benefiting New Danville

By: Liz Grimm
| Published 12/10/2015


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - Six-time Grammy award winner, celebrated songwriter, bestselling author, actress and passionate health advocate Naomi Judd has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the 8th annual “Tea on the Lawn” set for April 22, 2016 to benefit New Danville. She will share her personal story of perseverance through hardships and the life-altering power of positive thinking.

Naomi Judd was a single mother and registered nurse from small-town Kentucky when she first captured the hearts of the world performing with her daughter Wynonna. The Judds sold 20 million records, scored fifteen number-one hits and received more than 60 industry awards. Most recently, the famed duo reunited and performed for sold-out audiences during their “Girls Night Out” residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

Early sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available for the 2016 “Tea on the Lawn.”

“Tea on the Lawn” is an annual luncheon benefiting New Danville, a master-planned community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as the Autism Spectrum, brain injuries, and many of the over 100 disabilities.

The 2016 event will be held at New Danville, which is located on 42 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Willis, TX, at 10951 Shepard Hill Road.

Available now, “Tea on the Lawn” table underwriting levels range from $3,000 to $15,000. Sponsorships start at $150 for a program ad and up to $7,500 for the ladies tee sponsorship. Individual tickets go on sale April 1st at $150 per person.

As tradition has it, guests will don their finest hats and lovely frocks. Prior to the sit-down luncheon at noon, genteel ladies will enjoy strolling leisurely through the grounds of New Danville, sipping light libations and listening to live classical piano pieces while browsing through the Marketplace of New Danville clients’ unique hand-crafted products. Marketplace ‘must see’ include original works of art, potted flowers, distinctive writing pens, stately birdhouses, whimsical wind chimes, inspirational mosaic crosses, luscious bath & body products, and fine food products.

This year’s event is expected to surpass the 2015 “Tea on the Lawn” which attracted almost 400 guests.

“Each year we seem to surpass the expectations of our guests and 2016 will be no exception with the presence of guest speaker Naomi Judd,” said Kathy Sanders, president and founder of New Danville. “We encourage individuals, organizations and companies to secure a sponsorship or underwriting opportunity early as they always go quickly. We have enjoyed continuous support each year which is an investment in changing and enriching the lives of adults with disabilities. Proceeds raised by Tea On The Lawn help us to raise awareness about New Danville and as well as vital funds for its Life Enrichment and JOBS programs.” New Danville is the only community concept of its kind that offers an affordable, holistic approach to services by offering adult educational, skills training and vocational services, low-income housing, and job opportunities. It is a special place where they can live, learn, work and grow emotionally, socially and spiritually in a safe, caring environment.

For more information about “Tea on the Lawn” contact Kathy Sanders at, or call (936) 522-8244, or visit the event web site at For more information about New Danville, visit or call (936) 344-6200 or email,