Library holiday tea was a success

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the tea.  - Contributed photo
Santa and Mrs. Claus at the tea.
— image credit: Contributed photo

The following was submitted by Jean Soderquist the Friends of Orcas Island Library.

Thank you to the volunteers who helped at the annual holiday tea at Orcas Library. Pouring were Anna Hay, Lois Cornell, Margaret Payne, Grace Muse, Donna Gerardi Riordan, Pierrette Guimond, Lois Baney, Val West, Tom Fiscus, and Kate Lichter.

Approximately 800-plus members of the public joined us for this 51st year.

Ten members of the Key Club from the high school were more than helpful and cheerful!

Holly King (cello), library staff and her group “Tres Voci” along with Teresa Chocano (viola) and Pamela Wright (violin) were delightfully entertaining their first time at the tea.

The Waldorf School had four to five young ladies singing a couple of carols. Thank you, Kathy Morris.

The “2-Room School” group of young folks from Shaw, schooled also by Gordon and Anita of the Olga Symphony were great.

The middle and high school string ably led by Pam Wright performed. Trudy Erwin played her autoharp with traditional songs for all to sing.

“Giftable” books for the holidays, or “coffee-table books” were sold in the lobby, accounting for $232. Thank you Alayne Goodhart and Sandy Wilson for finding these books in the masses and manning the tables!

Cindy Morgan at “The Nest” put together an awesome centerpiece of the Northwest with seasonal color.

Lorna Vester at The Driftwood Nursery arranged for the six large pointsettias at a reduction in cost for the library.

Barbara Wheeler donated 10 silver platters for use throughout the day. Jean Soderquist and Carol Ordway managed the event.


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