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The Friends of the Worland Library will host a Downton Abbey spring tea on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex. Hostesses are needed for each table. If willing to host a table or would like to make desserts or sandwiches, contact Linda Abell at 347-8857. Tickets for the event are on sale at the Washakie County Library. Proceeds benefits the Friends group who in turn support projects of the Worland library. Pictured above at last year’s tea are Vickie Overcast (standing), Friends member; Dorothy Mortimore (left) and Rebecca Luhm.
Friends of the Worland Library to
host Downton Abbey spring tea
By Christine Weber
WORLAND — For those who have always wanted to have tea with Lady
Mary or savor one of Mrs. Patmore’s delectable dishes, the wait
is almost over.
The Friends of the Worland Library will host a Downton Abbey spring tea on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex.
Last year’s tea was such a huge success, the Friends decided to continue the tradition with tables set in fine linens, beautiful china and unique tea pots.
It was an elegant affair with patrons encouraged to dress in period clothes of the 1920s (and earlier) or come dressed in your finest outfit, and don’t forget the hat as women always adorned their heads with fashionable hats when going out.
For those of you not familiar with Downton Abbey, this is one of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre productions taking place at an English estate featuring the “upstairs” and “downstairs” inhabitants.
Only 80 tickets will be sold and each table features eight chairs. This year the Friends need your help in volunteering to host a table.
For those with friends or relatives wishing to sit with you, Friends member Linda Abell said it would be helpful to keep a list of those names and provide her with the correct spellings as place cards will be set at each plate. Call her at 347-8857 by Friday morning, May 1.
Hostesses are also responsible for table cloths, either 90 inches round or square, china featuring a luncheon/dessert plate, cup and saucer, creamer, sugar bowl, silverware and a tea pot (if you have one). Abell said it is also helpful to have a small bowl/plate for each guest to set their used teabags on. If you need a completer, Abell can provide that as well as extra table cloths.
“The Friends have centerpieces for each table,” said Abell. “But you are welcome to use your own and let your imagination be your guide.”
Abell said the menu will consist of tea cakes, cookies, scones, sandwiches, homemade lemon curd (using country fresh hen eggs), jams, tea and punch (cups for the punch are provided).
“Entertainment includes Pam Taylor and Gloria Cut presenting a period fashion show, showcasing their marvelous styles of the era from their personal collections and the Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum’s collection.
Worland Middle School students will be singing springtime tunes and mellowing piano music played by Toni Munoz accompanied by her brother.
Tickets for the tea are on sale at the Washakie County Library. Proceeds benefit the Friends group.
For more information on the tea or willing to host or need settings for your table, contact either Linda Abell, 347-8857, or Vickie Overcast, at the high school, 347-2412.
Worland Garden Club prepares trees for Arbor Day
DAILY NEWS photos by Christine Weber
Members of the Worland Garden Club recently spent a morning at the Washakie County Extension Office wrapping Gambel Oak seedlings, which will be given to Worland third-grade students during an Arbor Day program on Monday, April 27 at 12:15 p.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex. The public is invited to attend. Pictured at left wrapping a seedling is Britt Walker-Keller. Above, Barbara Roberts cuts string from a seedling bundle. The Worland Garden Club appreciates hearing about your “Arbor Day” tree stories. Keep them coming to the Daily News as the contest has been extended through to next week on Friday, May 1. Photos with you (or your parents) next to the tree are also welcome. Could it be there is more than one tree planted in the yard? Share those stories and send them to Christine Weber at email@example.com . The winning story will receive a gift from the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce.
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