Julie Tennie, pictured right, practices pouring tea from her Polish Tea Pot for Heather Budler-Ronzoni and two of her daughter's, Morgan, 12 years old andOlive, 6 months. All are members of the Oakfield United Methodist Church and are part of making the May Oakfield Village tea a success.
The "Oakfield Village Tea" will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Oakfield United Methodist Church, 220 S. Main Street, Oakfield, from 1P.M. until 3P.M. "All the Residents of Oakfield, from four years old to one-hundred and four years old are invited to attend," says Jill Pegram and co-organizer with Denise Shaffer.
The 2013 "Village Tea" program will feature speaker Iwona Downs, of Fond du Lac, who, dressed in a classic Polish Folk Dress, will present her delightful talk on Polish Pottery, its Heritage and Beauty." She will also introduce Tea attendees to unique Polish Crystals and Stone Jewelry. Shaffer adds "This year mothers will be pleased to know that several tips on "Table Manners" will also be offered along with the fun of a Silent Auction, designed to defray expenses.
The menu will feature a hot herb tea and a brewed "black" English tea, punch, served with fruit, finger sandwiches, scones with jam, Devonshire Cream, and classic finger delicacies including chocolate covered strawberries and Polish Cheese Cake for dessert. The repast is served on fine china plates and the tea poured from a variety of charming teapots into a collection of delicate and beautiful teacups.
As the event is scheduled on the day before Mothers Day, the yearly affair is especially appropriate for mothers and daughters of every age, although all are encouraged to come. "Oakfield students with their mothers or aunts and friends are especially welcome," says Shaffer. She continues, "Of course we welcome tea lovers from all over Fond du Lac County too!"
Sponsored in part by the Oakfield Community Foundation, Tickets are $3.00 for "Ladies of Wisdom," those 70 years old and older, and for "Young Ladies," those who are 10 years old and younger. All other attendees may purchase a ticket for $6.00. "We try to keep the ticket price very reasonable," continues Shaffer, "because we want the Village Tea Experience to be something everyone can afford and enjoy!" Support from the Oakfield Community Foundation this year helps us offer the tickets at such a reasonable price! To purchase tickets or reserve a table call Julie Tennie at 583-3848 or email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message.