The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 12, 2014

Teas to benefit library

By Karen Blackledge
The Danville News

DANVILLE —

 

Pics tea and tea

 

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Photo by Karen Blackledge./The Danville News

 

Carol  Carlough serves tea to Kathy McWilliams, from left,  Bonnie White and Sis Hause. Carlough will host teas to welcome spring to benefit the Thomas Beaver Free Library March 22 and 23. Carlough and Hause are library board members. McWilliams is board treasurer and White is library director.

 

Tea

 

Photo by Karen Blackledge/The Danville News

 

Library Director Bonnie White sits in the home of Carol Carlough among some of Carlough’s collection of hats, gloves and purses. Carlough is holding teas to benefit the Thomas Beaver Free Library.

 

By Karen Blackledge

The Danville News

 

RIVERSIDE – Pick a hat and gloves, from among thousands, and sit right down at the specially decorated table.

Carol Carlough will be your hostess for Welcome Spring Teas to benefit the Thomas Beaver Free Library in Danville.

She is hosting the teas at 1 and at 4 p.m. March 22 and at 3 p.m. March 23 at her home, also known as Charlotte’s Tea Room, at 410 Sunbury Road.

Those attending may choose from among 1,000 hats she has collected.

Guests will be greeted by special guest Abigail Geisinger, portrayed by Sue Tinsley.

Carlough also has hats for men and urges men to attend. She pointed out original tea shops were just for men.

There will be the traditional three courses – savory, scone and sweets and tea served in silver, fine china cups and saucers and fancy tea pots. Carlough, who has been holding teas most of her life, will explain the origin of terms surrounding teas.

Library board members will participate in the teas.

Seating is limited to 20 people for each tea. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the library, at East Market and Ferry streets, and Scott’s Floral, Northumberland Street. For information, call 570-898-4039 or 570-275-3435.

Library Director Bonnie White said proceeds from the event will go toward operating revenues for the library.

Guests will be able to examine Carlough’s collection which includes 3,000 gloves, 1,000 hats and purses and numerous vintage special items. She has also collected 3,000 aprons.

Carlough offers teas for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, showers and for children for groups of 10 to 20.

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