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Silver tea in colonial house

Belfast -

BELFAST – The annual Silver Tea, sponsored by the Waldo County General Hospital Aid, will be held from 3-6 p.m.  Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the home of Dr. John and Robin Lewis and family at 38 Old Searsport Avenue in East Belfast. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the sandwiches and desserts served by Aid members.

This year’s setting is a rare treat—a Colonial house built in 1797 for the first settled minister of the area, Rev. Ebenezer Price. As expected, the house has a long history, six fireplaces and a “marrying room” as church services and events were held there. According to a Portland Press Herald article on Feb. 1, 1956, the house subsequently was home to Rev. William Vaughan for nearly 50 years, has been on fire a number of times and struck by lightning twice.

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 ticket for the Aid’s holiday raffle of a Christmas money tree will be drawn at the tea. The small lighted tree currently has cash and gift cards valued at $330 and is 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.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Sandra Gordon

Telephone Number: (207)930-6739

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Email: sgordon@wcgh.org