Harvest will host 10th anniversary Spring for Tea
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[January 15, 2013]
Plans are well under way for
Spring for Tea -- the "premiere event" of the Harvest of Talents for
World Hunger at Lincoln Christian Church. So reports Marcia Bidwell,
who chairs the event and comments that this marks the 10th
anniversary of the much-anticipated spring event of the Harvest
Ticket sales will begin on Feb. 1 and the anniversary tea will be on
Saturday, April 20, in the Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian
Church. Doors to the event open at 10:45 a.m., and tea will be
served at 11:30 a.m.
The tea features a number of elegantly
appointed tea tables complete with china, silver, crystal and
offering a variety of themes and décor. Women of all ages will serve
as hostesses for the tables, attending graciously to the needs of
The tea menu will feature favorite food selections from previous
teas as well as some that are new this year. Background music
ambience will be provided by a string quartet. Food and conversation
will prevail as guests are served traditional tea fare accompanied
by cups of a special hot tea served from a variety of delicate
As tea guests arrive, they will be greeted and escorted to their
tables by the Harvest men in black. Before partaking of tea, the
guests will enjoy a promenade of all of the tables as they await the
appointed time of serving.
A special 10th anniversary program will be presented following
the serving of tea. A number of door prizes, provided by local
businesses and individuals, will be awarded.
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Tickets are sold in advance in the church office. Bidwell reports
that there is limited seating and that the tickets sell out quickly.
Tickets may be purchased beginning Feb. 1 by visiting the church
office or calling Vera Thomas at 732-7618.
The April tea will be the first 2013 event of the Harvest of
Talents Ministry, which this year will be celebrating its 30th
anniversary. The Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is a unique
ministry of the Lincoln church. Partnering with International
Disaster Emergency Service, the annual Lincoln event has raised
$1,718,145.23 through the 29th Harvest, every penny of which has
gone to feeding programs, orphanages and missions throughout the
world, providing physical and spiritual food to those in need.
The 30th annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger will be on
the fourth Saturday in October in the Fellowship Center of Lincoln
Christian Church. Anyone seeking information about the event may
call the church office at 217-732-7618.
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