Third Annual Tea and Traditions High Tea Fete Brings Back Memories, Brings Out Wallets
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High tea in a former classroom of the historic Colona School.
COLONA – A bitter wind was blowing outside, but spring burst out everywhere inside the historic Colona School on Sunday, May 3, when the Colona Grange hosted its Third Annual Tea and Traditions High Tea. A crowd of more than 100 ladies and gentlemen enjoyed mountains of tea-time goodies, door prizes and entertainment at the fundraiser for the historic building, putting more than $1,200 toward its renovation. Many said they were thrilled the building is once again serving as a focal point for community life, and look forward to more events at the old school. Photos: Best vintage costume winner Barbara Poulin (l-r), Colona Grange member and tea volunteer Karin Jones; third generation ranch lady Geri Caddy (r) and Colona Grange member and Tea Committee member Peggy Pekus (l); Tea attendee Madison Anderson; high tea in a former classroom of the historic Colona School; Colona Grange ladies Thelma Caddy (l) and Cathy Loss (r) arrange a sumptuous buffet of tea time goodies; program speaker and Astra sponsor Val Burnell with Astra girls Tia Peters and Stephanie Speck, who volunteered as servers at the 2011 Tea and Traditions. Also pictured is program presenter Ann Collin. (Photos by Kathryn Burke)