Symphony tea planned by guild

Tea time. Big Spring Symphony Guild is getting “Dressed to a Tea” on May 12 in support of the Big Spring Symphony and Orchestra. An auction item preview will kickoff tea time at 11:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church. “This is an event for all ages and those attending will be able to enjoy an elegant, fun environment,” Eulaine McIntosh, guild president, said. Atendees will be able to share in Victorian trivia and hear about the history behind tea parties. Ellen Austin, Dressed to a Tea chair and event organizer, will be sharing her experiences in tea parties.“It will be an opportunity to learn about a period of history and support the arts in the community as well,” McIntosh said. A fashion show, with clothes and models provided by Blissful, will be included in the schedule of events. Table favors have also been gathered from area businesses. A photo opportunity will be provided by Lane Bond for a small fee. “Lane (Bond) will be set up to take photos of those attending in order for them to have something to remember the event by,” McIntosh said. “This doesn't have to be a family event; bring your mother, sister, grandmother, best friend. It is a friendship event.“This is something new we decided to try in order to provide an event outside of the holiday season. People get so busy at Christmas time and the attendance at Tour of Homes is starting to show that. However, we want to be able to offer something fun for the community at different times of the year.”Tickets can be purchased from any guild member for $10 or reservations can be made by calling Austin at 263-0565. When calling, leave a message with name, number and how many tickets are needed. “This is a great way to support the arts and keep them alive in our community while having a good time and making memories,” McIntosh said.