Girl Scout leaders, volunteers, alumnae, staff, parents and all friends of the Girl Scouts are cordially invited to the "Pearls of Wisdom" Tea. The event will celebrate Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's 152nd birthday during the 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting in the United States.
The tea is called "Pearls of Wisdom" in honor of Low who sold her rare set of matched pearls to finance the Girl Scout movement. She was a wise woman who donated most of her time and energy to the Girl Scouts. She also loved tea parties, often hosting them for her scouts.
Friends of the Girl Scouts are just like those rare "pearls," special and unique. Each friend has touched the lives of girls, and shared their time and talents with them, and this tea is to say "thanks."
The Red House in Cassadaga will be the site of the Girl Scouts’ tea party planned for Sunday.
The "Pearls of Wisdom" Tea will be held on Sunday at The Red House, located at 91 Frisbee Road in Cassadaga, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. This elegant manor is the perfect setting for the tea as it is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. The scouts thank Steven Wickmark for the use of his house for the tea.
The event will open with music from local musicians, a flag ceremony by Catherine D'Agostino's Troop 20267, an investiture/rededication ceremony led by Lori Felt and a viewing of the 1918 silent Girl Scout movie "The Golden Eaglet." There will be plenty of time to socialize and catch up with old friends.
Refreshments will be provided by the Brocton, Cassadaga, Dunkirk, Fredonia Girl Scout Service Unit. The refreshments will include "teapot" cakes and cupcakes by Girl Scout volunteer Lori (Rozen) Felt and cookies made from the original Girl Scout Sugar Cookie Recipe from 1917, baked by Marie Tomilson and service unit volunteers.
At this event, scouts will also be filling up the time capsule that was opened at the Girl Scout 100th anniversary event that was held at the Barker Museum on March 24. Scouts ask that anyone who has pictures, newspaper articles, handbooks, uniforms, sashes and any type of Girl Scout memorabilia bring it to this event. Whatever will not fit in the time capsule will be given to Jody Evans for the Girl Scout archives in Jamestown.
Although this is a free community event, space is limited and an accurate head count is needed. Make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Donna Banach at 785-6180. Leave the names of those attending, how many will be attending and phone number as soon as possible. All reservations will be confirmed prior to the event.