Victorian Tea Party raises $3,000 for Pine Plains Free Library

President of the Pine Plains library’s Board of Trustees Jerry Chestney, trustee Betty Chestney and Cathy Fitzpatrick enjoyed afternoon tea at a fundraiser held to benefit the Pine Plains Free Library.  The fundraiser, which earned more than $3,000, was held on Sunday, May 15 at the Mashomack Fish and Game Reserve in Pine Plains. Photo by Stefanie Giglio

PINE PLAINS — The Friends of the Pine Plains Free Library hosted a Victorian Tea Party fundraiser at the Mashomack Fish and Game Reserve on Sunday, May 15. Despite the British weather, Mashomack hosted a full house, raising more than $3,000 that will be used to buy items for the library that aren’t covered by its official budget.

Party attendees were served afternoon tea, followed by finger sandwiches and desserts. Harney & Sons Fine Tea donated two flavors of tea for the event and more than 600 cups of tea were served throughout the afternoon.

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