sales start Feb. 3 for 31st annual Spring for Tea
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Sale of tickets will begin
next month for the 11th annual Spring for Tea, sponsored by the Harvest of
Talents for World Hunger. Marcia Bidwell, who chairs the traditional spring
event for the Harvest of Talents, has announced that tickets will be
available beginning Monday, Feb. 3, in the office of Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N.
Spring for Tea will be on Saturday, April 26, in
the Fellowship Center of the church. Doors to the event open at
10:45 a.m., with tea being served at 11:30 a.m.
The tea features a number of colorful
and uniquely appointed tables complete with china, silver and
crystal and offering a variety of themes and décor. Women of all
ages from the community will serve as table hostesses, both
decorating the tables and graciously serving the needs of their
guests at the tea.
Traditional tea foods, ranging from
dainty sandwiches to cookies, fruit and other delicacies, will be
served along with the traditional Spring for Tea blend of tea.
Background music will provide the proper ambiance for the occasion.
Men in black will again be on hand
to greet the tea guests and escort them to their appointed tables.
As guests await the serving of tea, they will be invited to
participate in a promenade of the beautifully decorated tables.
Following tasty food, flavorful hot
tea and lively conversation, a program will be presented. Throughout
the tea a number of door prizes provided by local businesses and
individuals will be presented to those in attendance.
Tickets for Spring for Tea are sold
in advance. Bidwell reports that there is limited seating available
for the event and that tickets sell out quickly. Tickets may be
purchased by visiting the church office or calling Gayla Wood at
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Anyone interested in hosting a table
for Spring for Tea or providing other assistance to the event may
contact Marcia Bidwell at 732-7772.
The April tea will be the first
2014 event of the Harvest of Talents ministry, which this year will
celebrate its 31st anniversary. The Harvest of Talents for World
Hunger is a unique ministry of the Lincoln church. Partnering with
International Disaster Emergency Service, the Lincoln Harvest has
raised $1,819,213.38 through the 30th annual event, every penny of
which has gone to feeding programs, orphanages and missions
throughout the world, providing .physical and spiritual food to
those in need. A number of Harvest events across the United States
have been birthed by the founding Harvest of Talents in Lincoln and
have raised over $2 million to meet hunger needs.
The 3lst annual Harvest of Talents
for World Hunger will be on the fourth Saturday in October in the
Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Anyone desiring
information about the Harvest of Talents ministry may call the
church office at 217-732-7618.