What's more fun than dressing up and enjoying a meal, and visiting with friends and family?
The second annual Victorian Tea was held on Saturday, May 7, in the Kennedy United Methodist Fellowship Hall, and a large crowd gathered to have a fun afternoon.
Organized by Linda Bish, Eunice Speta, and Donna Eskeli, guests began the afternoon with a sumptuous feast. Besides assorted teas and a fruit punch, chicken salad, fruit salad, different cheeses and crackers, and a wide variety of tea sandwiches and tea cookies were available.
Friends from the Randolph School graduates table enjoying the Victorian Tea.
P-J photo by Rose Mary Carver
Everyone could take what they wanted, and seconds were encouraged. Donna Eskeli was the emcee for the program. She introduced the "King and Queen of Poland," Roland and Doris Swanson.
King Roland led two parades around the hall. The first was all the children in their finery. After they walked around for all to see, they were given goodie bags and prizes. For the second parade, King Roland led all the ladies wearing hats. Donna Dort played piano to accompany the grand marches.
Door prizes were awarded, many fine gifts were won from the Chinese auction, and recognition was given for many of the beautiful hats and teacups that were in evidence everywhere.
Members of Kennedy Pride decorated the hall with flowers and antique teapots. Nancy Shelters had some of her doll collection on display. Ladies from the Grange donated the many wonderful tea cookies, and Mrs. Speta made the dainty tea sandwiches.
Some families had as many as four generations represented at the event. Money raised at the event will help Kennedy Pride fund its continuing projects to improve the community.