PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERFriends of the Macungie Institute hosted a holiday tea Nov. 16. ABOVE: Jane Leeser, treasurer of the board of directors for Friends of the Macungie Institute, welcomes guests to the holiday tea.
Friends Barbara Augello, of Macungie and Cathy Yeakel, of Upper Milford Township, await the next course.
Kris Seislove reviews the menu as her mother-in-law Audrey Seislove refills her tea cup. Both women reside in Macungie.
Sharon Wilson, of Breinigsville, is festively dressed for the holiday tea.
PRESS PHOTO BY BEVERLY SPRINGERFrom left to right, Macungie residents Phyllis Kempf, Jane Baker, Judy Reppert and Esther Mohr come together for tea and camaraderie.
Michelle Williamson, of Allentown, enjoys a cup of tea at the holiday event.
Macungie resident Connie Lichtenwalner, left, enjoys tea with her daughter Lydia Burkhardt who currently resides in Alburtis.
Friends of the Macungie Institute member and Macungie resident Sandy Saylor participates in the raffle held in conjunction with the tea.
From left to right, back row, Marissa Fiorino, Cynara Dixon, Jessamin Heater-Colon, Celia Clancey, Silas Taylor and, left to right, front row, Dana Passerman, Kyra Soto, Lydia Alnutt, Addyson Csordas, Grace Quinn, Arts Academy Charter Middle School students, entertain at the Macungie Institute’s Elegant Holiday Tea Nov. 16.
Arts Academy Charter Middle School student Jessamin Heater-Colon helps to serve food and clear tables.
Tea is a holiday tradition
On Nov. 16, Friends of the Macungie Institute hosted “An Elegant Holiday Tea.”
The holiday tea, which includes a gift basket raffle, is a popular annual event that has grown over time. To accommodate everyone wishing to attend, for the last several years the event planners have added a second seating.
In the tradition first popularized by England’s Queen Victoria, participants enjoy a variety of scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and aromatic teas. This year, students from Arts Academy Charter Middle School, Salisbury Township, volunteered as servers before giving a vocal performance that incorporated modern and traditional pieces.
The Macungie Institute Performing Arts and Conference Center is located at 510 E. Main St., Macungie.
For more information about events hosted by the Friends of the Macungie Institute, call 610-966-7830 or visit them on Facebook.