QUEEN BEE TEA LIVELY HONEY FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

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Honey Festival coming up this Saturday, March 11

Source: Alpine Chamber of Commerce

Photos by Kathy Foster Photography for the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce

March 7, 2017 (Alpine) -- The first Queen Bee Tea was a honey of a show on March 5 in AlpineAlmost 100 guests attended the Honey Festival kick-off event, turning the Alpine Community Center at 1830 Alpine Blvd. into a hive of chatter, fanciful bee bonnets, fashion show, free photo booth, opportunity drawings, contests and special vendors. 

The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce presented the tea with help from the community, including Chamber members, non-members, sponsors and organizations.

“We’re going to do this again next year,” said Chamber President/CEO Mary Rynearson said later. “A heartfelt thank you to the community of Alpine and the generosity of everyone who helped make our premiere Queen Bee Tea a success!”

The tea was a sneak peek at the Honey Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 11. Alpine  is celebrating its legacy of having once been the “honey capital of the world.”

The Honey Festival will have six sites with the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Alpine Community Center. Free parking and shuttle service for all six Honey Festival sites will be at Joan MacQueen Middle School, 2001 Tavern Road.

The sponsors for this year’s tea were Dana’s Boutique, Postal Annex of Alpine, Alpine Regional Center, The Alpine Sun, The East County Herald, Barons Market, Glory Bee, Jeff Campbell & Associates, All Service Property Management, Hilliker’s Ranch Fresh Eggs, The Canvas Makers and Drive By Mobile Signs.

Donna Maria’s Tea Time, Cobblestone Cottage Tea Shoppe, Thirty-one, Alpine Ace Hardware, Back in Time Vintage Emporium and Kathy Foster Photography also were sponsors. 

A big hit was the fashion show by Dana’s Boutique, 2271 Alpine Blvd., with its “made in the USA” casual or dressy clothing to fit all figures. 

“They’re all local ladies,” Paskle told everyone about the models.  “They either own a business or work at a business. We want to remind you to shop local!”

To learn more about the Honey Festival and other Chamber activities and events to support Alpine and the Mountain Empire, call (619) 445-2722 or visit www.alpinechamber.com.