Each year, it seems to grow.
And this year was no exception.
The seventh annual Tea and Trumpets event hosted at the Escalon High School cafeteria on Saturday, March 9 saw the largest crowd ever in the history of the tea.
“We sold 140 tickets, which was 60 more than last year,” said organizer Sonya Huff. “And we only had five that didn’t show up.”
That means 135 people, young and old, enjoyed the gathering that featured a wide variety of teas, finger foods, tea cups for sale, photo opportunities with Cinderella, music and more.
Several vocalists and musicians from the Escalon High School music program performed and proceeds of the event help fund art and music scholarships for Escalon students.
Jessica Wylie with Farmers Insurance in Escalon said the business purchased a special table, complete with a private server, for the event.
It was her first time attending, she said, but it won’t be her last.
“I love it, it’s so cute and it is a really good idea,” Wylie said.
She added that her three-year-old daughter was enjoying the chance to visit with Cinderella.
“We love the tea cups,” added mom Deborah Wylie. “They’re beautiful and the food is excellent.”
Also attending was Debbie Megenney, who sipped tea with a table full of family and friends.
“I went to the very first one and it has grown,” Megenney said. “The decorations are wonderful, everything is beautiful and I’m so glad that so many people came out to support the kids. Scholarships are what it’s all about.”
It was a full house for the late morning to early afternoon event and Huff said it seemed like everyone had an enjoyable time.
“People come because they don’t want to miss out,” Huff said, noting that the event has gained a wider audience over the years, as more people look to support the arts and music. “I also think it’s just having a place where you can sit down and enjoy making memories with the family.”
The eighth annual event will be hosted on the second Saturday in March, 2020.