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By Jan Tucker 

Ontonagon Library hosts Fancy Nancy tea part

 

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

ONTONAGON TOWNSHIP treasurer Penny Saari, right, reads her  story of  the pigs  Spot and Dot, assisted by Hannah Halpin, as the pigs make appropriate  sounds at the Fancy Nancy tea party Tuesday.

ONTONAGON - Six years ago Ontonagon Township assistant librarian Laura Lahaie, read a book called "Fancy Nancy", and it gave Lahaie the idea to have a tea party for the kids.

Each year, the number of boys, girls and parents grow at the event.

Lahaie buys fancy tea cups from the St Vincent DePaul store, parents bring a few snacks and everyone wears fancy hats to the party.

Lahaie said this year's party was the largest yet, with more boys added to the mix.

A reading skit was presented by Ontonagon Township treasurer Penny Saari, and Lahaie read a children's book while the group sipped their juice and snacked on cookies. Saari wrote a skit about two pigs, Spot and Dot, with accompanying sound effects.

After the party was over each child ctook home his or her fancy cup as a reminder of what it was like to go to a "Fancy Nancy" tea party.