The fifth annual Tea at the Station, a Petticoat Junction Function, will be from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Historic Pine River Depot, marking the beginning of Heritage Days in Pine River.
Tea at the Station, an always-sold-out event hosted by Heritage Group North, is the primary fundraiser for the operation and maintenance of Pine River's Depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Heritage Group North is the all-volunteer organization responsible for saving and restoring the Pine River Depot, and continues to be the ongoing source for the collection and preservation of area history.
The theme for this year's tea is "All Dolled Up." The event will include a three-course high tea, vintage doll displays and centerpieces, as well as a program entitled, "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" presented by Pine River doll collector Kathy Perkins.
Additional highlights include the annual raffle and surprise goody bags. Raffle drawings held at the tea event will include five themed baskets, as well as annual surprises. Hats and gloves are welcomed and gifts are given each year for Best Vintage Attire and Best Use of Theme (dolls).
Raffle tickets are $1 and can be obtained at the Pine River Information Center. Tickets for the Tea are $25 per person (a tax-deductible donation to Heritage Group North).
This event has just 10 tickets left and is expected to sell out. For tickets, call 480-747-2299. Checks can be made out to Heritage Group North and mailed to PO Box 520, Pine River, MN 56474.