Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 1, 2014

Tea for a crowd

Highlands' Victorian tea scheduled for May 10

ASHLAND — The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center will offer an afternoon of elegance when the museum has its next Victorian Tea.

The event will be at 2 p.m. May 10 at the museum.

Museum director Carol Allen said 10 to 12 prominent men in the community will serve, including Mitch Hall, Daryl Akers, Aaron Akers, Steve Gilmore and Ron Clark.

Food will be prepared by home economist Kathy Hill, who taught culinary arts at Paul G. Blazer High School.

Tea will be served in two courses: hors d’oeuvres with two kinds of tea followed by dessert with tea.

“All this tea is freshly brewed, right on the spot,” Allen said.

Music will be provided by the Russell High School String Ensemble.

The event is educational, too.

Jean Fraley will present a talk called “The Elegance of Serving Tea,” followed by a program titled “Beauties by the Sea: Victorian Swimwear” presented by Carolyn Warnock and Heather Akers, who are both curators at the museum and who curated the museum’s current exhibit by the same title.

Some of the tables will be set by the Ladies of the Highlands using linens, centerpieces and a variety of china, some of which are from their family collections.

Door prizes will be awarded.

“It would be a great opportunity to honor the ladies in your life and bring the family,” Allen said. “Men are welcome, too.”

Allen said hats and gloves are optional.

Cost is $25 per person and preregistration is required and may be made by calling the museum at (606) 329-8888 by  noon May 6.

The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave.

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