English "tea time" is a name given to an evening meal served between 5 and 7 p.m. Usually featuring polished silver tea services, fragile bone china and fancy Earl Grey Tea. Here in Nebraska, the Main Street Gallery in North Loup is about to kick off its own version of "Tea Time" for the summer months
In anticipation of an influx of people coming to North Loup so their children can enjoy the safety and security of a community swimming pool, the Main Street Gallery will begin featuring their own "Tea Time", where visitors can or gather in a cool, quiet, inviting atmosphere, with free sun tea and cookies.
"It may not be high tea at Buckingham palace," remarked Gallery owner Betty Carlson. "But it is the simple, down home hospitality that Nebraskan's are known for. We want people to feel welcome here, and enjoy visiting with others who are in North Loup while their children are swimming at the pool."
But it should be noted that this service is intended as "adult quiet time," not a place to bring the kids in wet swim suits and flip-flops due to the fragile nature of antiques items and artwork.
"We are also hoping that local people and others passing through North Loup will come to see this as a nice place to take an afternoon break" added Gallery associate Kate Wolf. "We've added additional seating in an effort to accommodate more visitors and we're promoting it as a service to our customers."
Tea Time kick-off will begin on Wednesday, May 30th at 1pm and continue through the afternoon. Following the opening event, Tea Time will continue in the afternoons at the Main Street Gallery in North Loup on regular business days, Wednesdays through Saturdays during the summer months.