Thank you to the Volunteers Who Made High Tea and Tell a Great Success

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) would like to send out a warm thank you to the volunteers and supporters who helped make the inaugural High Tea and Tell a great success.

On Thursday, May 9, more than 60 people attended the traditional afternoon tea event at the Estes Valley Community Center. While wearing brightly colored hats, sporting fancy dresses, and enjoying a cup of tea, the attendees listened to Lynne Waring, dressed as Alberta Sprague, recite a story about how the Spragues settled in the Estes Valley and started their hotel. As guests snacked on English-style finger sandwiches and desserts they also shared stories of their own about the tea sets they brought or how they arrived in Estes Park.

Thank you very much to the volunteers who made this event possible. This event could not have happened without their support and time:

  • Celestial Seasonings for the wonderful teas
  • Cinnamon’s Bakery of Estes Park for the mini-buns
  • Sunrise Rotary of Estes Park for the table service
  • Planning, coordination and promotion by JoAnn Batey
  • EVRPD Senior Advisory Committee for support and guidance

When Kelly Claypool, Senior and Adult Activities Recreation Coordinator for Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, asked at the end of the event, “Do you want to have this event again next year?” the group replied with a resounding, “Yes.”

For more information about adult and senior activities through EVRPD, including similar social events, call Kelly Claypool at 970- 480-1331 or email her at