Don't forget the Silver Tea is TODAY!
The annual Silver Tea, sponsored by the Waldo County General Hospital Aid, will be held on today from 2-5 p.m. at the home of Tom and Alicia Stevenson, 58 Church Street in Belfast. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the sandwiches and desserts served by Aid members. Drinks will include punch, coffee and tea served from silver services.
This year’s setting is a three-story house built in 1875 for George Pote, a Civil War veteran, who manufactured men’s vests. The house has Italianate influences with a capped decorative portico and bay windows.
The current owners have lived at the house for the past four years and have carefully restored certain rooms and modernized others. Rooms on two floors will be open to tour with twin parlors, a dining room, sunroom, kitchen, master bedroom and guest room on the first floor. A large map of Belfast from 1855 hangs in the front parlor. The front stairway has the original bannister, dentate-type wall molding and leads to the four bedrooms on the second floor.
There is no admission charge to attend the tea, but a silver bowl will be located near the entrance for donations. All funds realized from the tea will benefit the hospital.
The winning tickets for the Aid’s holiday raffle “Bon Appetit” will be drawn at the tea. There are six prizes this year, each a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. Tickets are on sale at $1 each or 6 for $5 at the hospital gift shop.
For more information, call 930-6739. The snow date for the tea is Thursday, Dec. 5, at the same time.