Thank you ladies, gentlemen and children who packed the community room of the Catholic church for our Tea & Tomes event this Saturday. We served 65 persons at our sold out event.
We wish to acknowledge the hard work of one of our Library Museum volunteers, Kim Hughes, who brought the idea of the afternoon tea to reality. Her friend Kate Forrest and her daughters Willa & Georgia prepared and served the selected variety of teas. Kate and her daughters live in Soldotna. A quick talk about Kate’s tea selection was made and the tea service began. The tea was served at perfect drinking temperature.
The tables were set with real fine bone china tea cups and we wish to thank the ladies of our community for loaning us their treasures for the day. They were wonderful to see on the tables and they made the tea drinking special.
Our hats are off to our local pastry chef Amy Mow for her presentation of her English tea desserts. Words cannot express the visual and taste of these creations. By far the best I have ever had. We will just attach a picture of the trays and let you see the items.
The backside crew of faithful volunteers that move tables, carry boxes of china, that show up when needed, you know who you are, without these volunteers, these events would not happen. Special thanks to Shellie Knopik, Amy Hankins, Jenifer Trautwein, Melissa Tougas, Rachel James, and again Kate,Willa & Georgia Forrest and Kim Hughes with grandson Andy.
A special thank you to Father Tero for use of the community room at Sacred Heart church. Your community room was perfect for our event, with kitchen and all the items needed.
Gold Level sponsors for both of our events Tea & Tomes and our Dinner Cruise on Resurrection Bay (June 15) are: Inn at Tern Lake, Harmon Construction, Jaffa Construction, The Perfect Cup (Anchorage), Seward Fish and the Alaska Railroad.
Silent Auction donations for our Tea & Tomes were provided by; Kenai Fjords Tours, Alaska Railroad, Alaska SeaLife Center, Arctic Road Runner, Dot Bardarson, Cover to Cover, Moose’s Tooth, Thorn’s, Seward Fish, Anchorage Museum, AK Tan, Weezingreens, The Quilt Tree, Irvin Pottery, Skip & Marie Fletcher, Trinity Green House, Kim Hughes, Kate Forrest and Kathleen Barkley.
Many of our donated items will be showcased at our next silent auction event June 15, at our dinner cruise on Resurrection Bay. Tickets will be limited for this coming event and we recommend early booking of tickets. They can be reserved with credit card by calling 907.362.1225, ticket price will be $80 a person and includes a Prime Rib and Alaska salmon dinner. Cruise will be from 6-10 p.m.