A custom that began 62 years ago was held April 24 as the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club honored Cedaredge High School senior girls with an afternoon tea. Other honored guests were Cedaredge Mayor Pat Means, speaker Verity Martin and the oldest member of the literary club, Grace Farmer.
The connection with the library and the literary club started 103 years ago with donated books and a box of books from a traveling library collection from Denver. In the early days of the library, high school senior girls worked as library assistants to shelve books, type cards, and check out library materials.
The first tea was held 62 years ago to thank the girls for their help. Since 1951, Literary Club members have looked forward to this annual event. Members plan and create the gifts, decorations, and menu. Green Valley Herbal donated lip gloss that was included in gift bags.
Fulfilling yet another tradition, each young woman stood and told of her plans following graduation.
Last year, the girls made up packets of Literary Soup that were sold during AppleFest with proceeds to benefit the Cedaredge Library. The bags are tied with raffia with an attached recipe card. The user needs only to add his or her choice of broth and meat for a tasty Literary Soup. That project was a huge success, so this year's seniors followed in their footsteps and made up the soup mix to be sold again at AppleFest, with the library again benefiting from the sale.blog comments powered by Disqus