IRON MOUNTAIN - The annual Silver Tea held each year at the Carmelite Monastery at the in?Iron?Mountain is being hosted again this year by St. Barbara Church in Vulcan and St. Mary Church in Norway.
Co-chair women for the event are Sue Giesen of Vulcan and Marie Bal and Mary Jo Kelly, both of Norway.
There are many facets to the event besides the tea served with the traditional silver tea service complete with delicate sandwiches and desserts.
The tables are decorated for the occasion by Gayle Nicholson. Returning committee members include Shirley Pohlson, Donna Pollard, Diane Palmcock, Helen Siegel, Jan Pellegrini and Marcia LeMire.
Last year's event was well attended and shopping at the well-stocked craft area, bakery, and and the "preserves" table was enjoyed by all. "We are again asking for parishioner's help in re-stocking these areas. Remember the Carmelites when you are putting up your jams, jellies, or vegetables or making a craft. This is the only fund raiser given each year to help them reach their annual budget amount," said a spokesperson.
There are many smaller drawings and door prizes including food baskets made from donated items, but the tickets for the main drawing are available at each parish or from committee members or at the tea for $1 each or 6 for $5.
Prizes are: first prize, queen-size "Remembrance Quilt; second prize, $200 cash; third prize, a multi-colored pearl necklace; fourth prize, GE microwave oven; fifth prize, 4x6 foot handmade hooked rug; sixth prize, $100 cash and seventh prize, one night stay at the Norway Inn.
"Please circle your calendar on Sept. 22-23 from noon to 3 p.m.," said a spokesperson. "Get in line early for the quick-selling breads made by the nuns."