The Swellest Little Spring Tea on the Lincoln Highway is back in Belle Plaine for the fourth year, with hundreds of dollars in door prizes, fabulous food, and great entertainment. Performers for the 2018 tea include Bill, Dean, Jane, and John Bostian. The family got their musical start in the Chelsea United Methodist Church, where they began a tradition of singing their mother Barb’s favorite hymns. In addition to singing, the musically versatile Bostians play at least nine instruments among them. They consider making and reliving memories and being together the best part of performing. This year, they’ll be making memories for guests at the tea.
Cousins Miranda Steffensmeier and Gabriella (Ella) Kramer will return for a third year of performing duets that always delight the audience. Miranda, is a 2012 Belle Plaine High School graduate and Gabriella is a 6th grade student at Hampton/Dumont Middle School.
Betty Moeller, a fan favorite and long-time Belle Plaine educator, is back for her fourth year at the tea. Her one-woman, interpretative performance of Minnie Pearl is sure to entertain guests and enliven the event.
The tea will be held at Belle Plaine’s First Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 1523 Sunset Drive, April 28 at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:00 for Chicago & Northwestern Railway and Model T exhibits.
Reservations can be made by calling 319-434-2079, and more information about the event can be found on the Swellest Little Spring Tea on the Lincoln Highway Facebook page. The tea is hosted by the Wallace Winkie Foundation and the Herring Hotel Building Alliance.