TULALIP — The Marysville Historical Society’s 10th annual Ladies Spring Dessert Tea and Vintage Fashion Show boasted a full complement of tables at the Tulalip Resort Hotel and Casino yet again on Sunday, April 21.
“All told, it went very well,” Marysville Historical Society President Ken Cage said. “The afternoon was pleasant and flowed quite nicely, and the only social faux pas was by me,” he chuckled.
Cage deemed the turnout of 180 women, who generated an estimated $10,000, to be par for the course for the past few years of the event.
“It was a good day,” Cage said. “We had about the same numbers of ladies attending and items donated as in previous years, so we’re pleased with the bottom line. I wouldn’t mind doubling those numbers, but the only way I could think to do that would be to kidnap the ladies, and they might resent that enough not to spend their money,” he joked.
Cage praised the generosity of the number of local businesses that donated items for the auction, which he touted as reason enough to buy local, and spoke glowingly of Jennie Cooney, who served as the afternoon’s emcee.
“She performed excellently, and her mother is a national skydiving champion,” Cage said. “We also had in attendance one Brooke Healy, the great-granddaughter of the marriage of the Comeford and Healy pioneers of Marysville. She was a delightful lady.”
Cage also expressed his appreciation to the staff of the Tulalip Resort Hotel and Casino, whom he described as “absolutely fabulous” and helpful.
Like the rest of the Marysville Historical Society’s fundraisers, the proceeds of the annual Ladies Spring Dessert Tea and Vintage Fashion Show go toward the completion of the long-planned MHS museum, which broke ground last year at a site adjacent to Jennings Park.
A museum to preserve and display Marysville’s history has been one of the Historical Society’s goals since its founding in 1974. In 1986, the Society purchased a plot of land off Armar Road as the future site for such a museum, after which a $3 million capital campaign was launched in 2006.
For more information, call 360-659-3090 or log onto www.marysvillehistory.org.