10th Annual New Year’s Tea Party
& Cookie Contest

Ring in the New Year with an old-fashioned Tea hosted by the Gunn Historical Museum. Visitors will socialize with friends under the historic 1914 gilded ceiling mural by H. Siddons Mowbray and enjoy period music in the festively decorated room. We’ll have our Washington photo albums out for guests to browse. Guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cup and we will provide tea sandwiches.

A cookie contest will be the highlight of this year’s tea party. The judges are: Marty Rook, trained pastry chef and owner of New Preston Kitchen Goods, plus acclaimed cookbook authors, Ann Hodgman and Susan Purdy. Entrants should submit 3 dozen cookies arranged on a disposable plate to the library at least ½ hour before the event. Plates are to be submitted with an entry form which can be picked up at the library. Cookies should be homemade and baked by the contestant. This fun event is open to bakers of all ages.
Cookies will be judged in six categories:
Most Creative
Best Tasting
Most Festive
Most Original
Baked by Children Under 16
Best Overall
Those interested in participating in the cookie contest should pre-register by calling the library 860.868.7586 or signing up at the circulation desk: gunncirc@biblio.org

Saturday, January 6, 11 am – 1 pm
Snow date: Tuesday, January 9, 4 – 6 pm

Registration is requested

Wykeham Room
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road

860. 868.7586