Tickets go on sale February 1st for 13th annual Spring for Tea

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[January 21, 2016]   LINCOLN - The 13th Annual Spring for Tea sponsored by the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. Marcia Bidwell, Chairperson for the annual spring event, has announced that tickets will be available beginning Monday, February 1, in the office of Lincoln Christian Church, at 204 North McLean Street in Lincoln.

Spring for Tea will be held 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 will feature a number of beautiful and uniquely appointed tables complete with china, silver, and crystal and offering a variety of colorful themes and décor. Women from throughout the area will serve as table hostesses, both decorating the tables and presiding over them, graciously attending to the needs of their guests.

The traditional Men in Black will again be on hand to greet the tea guests and escort them to their appointed tables. Guests will be invited to participate in a promenade of the beautifully decorated tables as they await the time for serving of tea.

Following the serving of a menu of tasty tea foods and a special hot tea, interspersed with lively conversation, a special program will be offered. Throughout the tea a number of lovely door prizes, provided by local businesses and individuals, will be presented to those in attendance.

Tickets for Spring for Tea are sold in advance with this year’s sales beginning on February 1 and concluding on April 2. Chairperson Bidwell reports that there is limited seating for the event and that tickets sell quickly. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the office of Lincoln Christian Church during regular Monday through Friday office hours or by calling the church office at 217-732-7618.

Anyone interested in hosting a table for Spring for Tea or providing other assistance to the event may contact Marcia Bidwell at 732-7772.

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The April tea will be the first 2016 event of the Harvest of Talents Ministry. 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 $2,028,392.44 through the 32nd Harvest (2015), every penny of which has gone to feeding programs, orphanages and missions throughout the world, providing both physical and spiritual food to those in need.

The 33rd Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger will be held on the 4th Saturday in October, 2016 in the Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln, IL. Anyone desiring information about the Harvest ministry may contact the church office at 217-732-7618.

[Patricia Snyder]


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