The annual Silver Tea, sponsored by the Waldo County General Hospital Aid, will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 3-6 p.m. at the Hiram Alden Inn, the home and business of Larry Marshall and Rosemarie Cyr, at 63 Church Street in Belfast. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the sandwiches and desserts served by Aid members. Drinks will include punch, coffee and tea served from silver services.
This year’s setting is a two-story Greek revival style house built in 1840 for Hiram Alden, an attorney and president of the Maine Telegraph Company.
The current owners have lived at the inn for the past five years and have redecorated many rooms. Rooms on both floors will be open to tour with a background of holiday music provided by Lincoln Blake.
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 tickets for the Aid’s holiday raffle will be drawn at the tea. There are three prizes this year, each a $100 gift card to Hannaford supermarket. Tickets are on sale at $1 each or 6 for $5 at the hospital gift shop and will be available at the tea.
For more information, call 930-6739. The snow date for the tea is the next day, Thursday, December 13th, at the same time.
The Hiram Alden Inn, built in 1840, is the setting for the Hospital Aid’s Silver Tea to be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 3-6 p.m. in Belfast.
The parlor is among the many rooms that will be open to tour at the Silver Tea.