Building Community from the Inside Out

Thank you for making High Tea 2021 a huge success!

High Tea 2021

“Women with a Heart for Bakersfield”

  • Wednesday May 19, 2021
  • Social 11:00 am.  Luncheon and Program 11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m.
  • Seven Oaks Country Club
  • This is an in-person event. For those unable to attend, online viewing accommodations are available
Congratulations to Garden Pathways 2021 “WOMEN WITH A HEART FOR BAKERSFIELD” honorees: Cassie Bittle, Raymonda Burnham Marquez, Jessica Grimes, and Robin Robinson.
Join us on May 19 to honor these special women, as well as our seventy past honorees, and support Garden Pathways MENTORING and EDUCATION programs.  Always a highly-anticipated event with a full house!


Purchase Sponsorships

Your support makes it possible for Garden Pathways to continue and increase life changing mentoring and education services in our community.
(Table of 8)
(Table of 8)
(Table of 8)
(Half Table of 4)
(2 Tickets)
INDIVIDUAL TICKETSNot available at this time*

Thanks to the generous support of our community, seats are no longer available.

Thank you for your support! We’re delighted to hold an in-person event. To comply with COVID guidelines, we’ll need to make a few adjustments, including limiting attendance to sponsorships.

*Due to COVID-19 space limitations, individual tickets will not be available unless restrictions change. Please contact Garden Pathways to be placed on the waiting list. We’d love to see you!

Thank you for joining Garden Pathways in observing COVID-19 protocols for the safety of others!

For persons unable to physically attend, we will offer online viewing.  Sponsors, please send us the email address of any guest who wishes to view online. We will email your guest a Zoom link.



Thank you, 2021 Diamond Event Sponsors!

Honorees 2021

Cassie Bittle

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Raymonda Burnham Marquez

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Jessica Grimes

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Pastor Robin Robinson

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Thank you, Cassie, Jessica, Raymonda, and Robin for your exceptional community service and leadership.  Your efforts have made a positive and lasting impact on our community. You’ve inspired, mentored, and empowered others to generously serve our community and areas beyond.


2021 Honorees

Past Honorees

A Very Special Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors!


Arredondo Ventures, Inc.
     in memory of Jose Arredondo
California Water Service Company
Joan Dezember
Dignity Health Mercy & Memorial Hospitals
Barbara Grimm-Marshall
Steinert Family Foundation
The Wonderful Company


Adventist Health Bakersfield
Brian and Cherilee Ezell
Cynthia Giumarra
Good Samaritan Hospital
Congressman Kevin and Judy McCarthy
San Joaquin Refining
Taft College
Valley Republic Bank


Aera Energy
Bakersfield Hyundai
Bakersfield Prayer Watch
BMW of Bakersfield
California State University Bakersfield
Beverly Camp/SA Camp Co.
Comprehensive Blood &
Cancer Center
Don and Edna Cornforth

Empire Eye and Laser Center
Assemblyman Vince Fong
David and Janelle Goh
Karen Goh
Senator Shannon Grove
KC Steakhouse
Kern Family Health Care
Wayne and Ginny Kirschenman
Ordiz Melby Architects
Kenneth & Susie Small
Varner Bros., Inc.


Bakersfield College
Lou and Sheryl Barbich
Butch and Karen Brown
California Resources Corporation
CASA of Kern County
Countryside Market
Gibbons Family
Rick and Shannon Grove
Knight’s Services, Inc.
Proforma Solutions for Printing
Tasteful Selections
Tel-Tec Security Systems Inc
Trans-West Security Services, Inc.
Walter Mortensen / INSURICA


Greg and Mary Bynum
Garth and Katie Corrigan

Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock
Tom and Judy Eveland
Bob and Karen King
Kumon of Bakersfield-Riverlakes
Liberty One Real Estate Group
Diana Mestmaker
No Sister Left Behind
Jay and Rhonda Richmond
The Mission at Kern County
Trans-West Security Services, Inc.
Walter Mortensen / INSURICA
Ray and Marlene Watson
Don and Connie Wattenbarger


Bank of America
Bolthouse Properties / Bolt of Hope
California Board of State and Community Corrections – CalVIP
Community Action Partnership of Kern
County of Kern
Kern Community Foundation
Kern Health Systems
Kern High School District
Latino Coalition for Community Leadership
U.S. Department of Labor

“The King will say… ‘I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’  I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.” 
Matthew 25:34-40 (The Message)