Kennedy Pride Hosts Victorian Tea

KENNEDY – The weather may have been cool, but hearts were warm at the Victorian Tea held recently in Kennedy. Kennedy Pride hosted the annual event at the Kennedy United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Those present enjoyed a meal of chicken salad, fruit salad, tea sandwiches, cheeses and crackers, and a wide variety of delightful cookies supplied by ladies from the Kennedy Grange. Of course, many different types of tea were available, as well as punch.

As soft music played in the background, the hall was alive with the sound of conversations. Tables were decorated with various herbs and group members’ own teapots. The favorite tea cup at each table won the herb from the table. A large selection of gift baskets were awarded through a Chinese auction. Prizes for the prettiest hat and the most unusual hat were chosen by judges, and roundly applauded by guests. Several door prizes were drawn as well.

A highlight of the afternoon was the talk given by Master Gardener Sharon Reed on herbs and teas. She spoke about different methods for growing and using herbs, and had recipes to share. A lively, informative question-and-answer session followed her talk. Those attending were very pleased with her presentation.

Members of Kennedy Pride expressed their appreciation for the continued support of the community. Funds raised at the tea will help Kennedy Pride with their many community projects, including the annual display of flags around the town of Poland and the maintenance and development of Hallquist Park.