An afternoon tea with style

Published 10:14 am Thursday, February 14, 2019

Central Virginia Regional Library’s second Doll Tea Party drew as many as 60 young ladies and their dolls to the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library on Saturday afternoon.

They were following through on the announcement of the event, which stated that “children ages 12 and under are cordially invited to bring their favorite doll to a tea party at the library! Partygoers will enjoy a story followed by games, a craft and a photo booth. Tea, lemonade and snacks will be service.”

To view more photos of the event, click here.

At the start of the party, Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library Chairman Robin Sedgwick presented library Youth Services Specialist Megan Almond with a check for $5,200 to be used for children’s programs this year.

This amount represented the proceeds from the Friends’ Harvest Moon Champagne and Chocolate Gala fundraiser that they held at the library in October.

“This is the third year in a row that we’ve donated the proceeds from the gala specifically for children’s programs,” said Vicky Page, a member of the Friends who helped out with Saturday’s Doll Tea Party.

She confirmed this was the largest sum yet that the Friends have donated for children’s programming.

“It’s more than double what we gave last year,” Page said.

Almond already has some ideas of what to do with the donation.

“We’re hoping since it’s a little bit larger that we’ll be able to start a little makerspace kind of lab, so they can do little building-type things, and so we’re hoping to get a 3D printer on the cheaper end of 3D printers, and then a few other things.”

Children will likely be able to enjoy more stylish events like the party that ensued Saturday.

There will be another Doll Tea Party held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2-3 p.m. at Buckingham County Public Library.