The annual Silver Tea, sponsored by the Waldo County General Hospital Aid, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 3-6 p.m. at the home of Vickie Tarbell and family at 35 High St. 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 two-story brick house built in Greek revival style with Doric pilasters for Rueben Sibley in 1843. It is part of the Belfast Historic District. Mr. Sibley was a prominent merchant who owned a number of ships.

The residence has been in the Tarbell family for three generations which is the only family to have lived in the house besides the Sibleys. Mrs. Gridley (Anne) Tarbell was president of the Hospital Aid in 1974.

There is no admission charge to attend the tea, but a silver bowl will be located near the entrance for voluntary donations. All funds realized from the tea will benefit the hospital.

The winning tickets for the Aid’s holiday raffle will be drawn at the tea. There are two prizes this year, a Family Christmas — a lighted tree with an assortment of gifts — and a Miche purse with accessories. The items are on display in the gift shop of Waldo County General Hospital. Tickets are on sale at $1 each or 6 for $5.

For more information, call 930-6739. The snow date for the tea is the next day, Thursday, Dec. 8, at the same time.