From 2pm-4pm we’ll be having the Annual Silver Tea in the historic Harris Memorial House. Beverages and tasty treats will be available and there will be singing, volunteer recognition, and the announcing of this year’s basket winners!
We love our traditions and community here in Otego and the Annual Silver Tea is a great event to enjoy.
Due to concerns about some of our valued Senior community members not feeling safe driving at night, the time of the Tea is 2pm.
What exactly IS our Silver Tea? It’s a tradition started by Miss Dasa Harris (who once owned the Harris Memorial House and library property). We all gather together to enjoy tea and other beverages and delicious snacks in the historic Harris Memorial House (which is decked out in holiday splendor). The piano starts up (thanks to the nimble hands of Irmabelle Sheldon) and we sing a bit, thank our volunteers, and announce the winners of the Silver Tea Baskets. It’s all about kindness and good cheer and maintaining a sense of community and connectivity. Granted, it’s an old-timey thing, but some of the best things are sweet traditions that we can pass along.
The spirit of Annual Silver Tea is back, even if the complete original tea set is longer with us. From 4-pm-6pm join us in the decked out rooms of the Harris House and library for tea, snacks, the singing of festive songs around our piano, our annual basket raffle, and a Winter Wonderland themed art exhibit! Come experience the community feeling that the winter holidays should always bring us!