Kennedy Pride Holds Victorian Tea

KENNEDY – A recent beautiful spring Saturday found guests enjoying a delightful Victorian Tea hosted by Kennedy Pride and held in the Kennedy United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Many women and girls wore a wide variety of picturesque hats to the event. As everyone chatted with friends and family, accompanied by soft music in the background, a fine tea was provided. Women from the Grange made an assortment of cookies for the event. Tiny sandwiches made with colored breads and several fillings were enjoyed as well. The main course was chicken salad, and fruit salads were also served. Cheese and crackers provides nibbles, and many different teas were available, as well as a pretty pink punch. So many teacups were brought by patrons that it was difficult to choose the best ones.

A short program on doll collecting was given by Nancy Shelters. She explained how she got started in collecting dolls, and how the hobby has changed over the years. Shelters brought several dolls from her collection, and gave necdotes about each one. She said someone once told her that every doll collection should have at least one wooden doll. Some dolls from her collection were generously donated for prizes for the afternoon, including a wooden little girl. People of all ages attending the event were pleased to learn something new from Shelters. Perhaps even a new collector was inspired by her presentation.

The spring garden theme was gracefully done with pale green tablecloths and buttery yellow napkins. Many beautiful gift baskets were available in a Chinese auction, including a hanging basket from Plant A Seed Nursery, which had many people placing their tickets in its prize drawing. The lucky winner was the envy of all.

Many thanks go out to Linda Bish and Eunice Speta for organizing the event. Kennedy Pride would like to thank everyone who donated and everyone who came for supporting their efforts to enhance the community.