Lycoming chapter, NSDAR hosts American Girl doll-themed tea
The Lycoming chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held a tea May 13 at Park Place. “My doll & me, go to Tea” was an 18th century, American Girl doll-themed tea.
Girls came donned in dresses and big hats, dolls in tow, along with their mothers, grandmothers or fathers to have tea. Attendees visited the doll store, featuring 18th century styled handmade dresses and accessories made by chapter member Ruth Spencer and had an old fashion souvenir portrait made by Carriage House Photography, of Picture Rocks.
Kim Singer, an England native, explained proper tea etiquette to the girls. Door prizes included handmade doll outfits, mini tea sets, tea-themed coloring books, mini American Girl dolls and books and a full-sized American Girl Rebecca doll.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will aid the Lycoming chapter in annual awards such as American History awards, Good Citizen awards and other projects the DAR supports throughout the year.
Park Place has a special significance to the Lycoming chapter. They celebrated the 4th of July there in 1897, with guest speaker John Meginness. Their fourth regent, Anne Perley, who went on to be a PA State Regent, held the 11th PA State Conference at the Park Hotel in 1907. Perley is honored by the chapter each year with the Anne Perley American History Award, given to the Williamsport Area High School senior with the highest average in American history.
The Daughters of the American Revolution promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. For more information, visit www.dar.org. For more information on the Lycoming Chapter, contact Crystal Gansell-Whitcomb, regent, at CGansell@aol.com.