While football fans are gorging themselves on gutbusting gourmet goodies, a group of ladies, circa 19th century reenactors, are eschewing the super bowl hype in exchange for a more genteel activity. On Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. the Second Annual Tea with Mrs. Casey at Historic Ft. Steilacoom will be held. The tea features area reenactors portraying Mrs. Silas Casey (wife of the commander of the fort at that time), her daughters, and guests. Nancy Keller-Scholz portrays Mrs. Casey.
Tea in the tradition of that era will be served to a group of 25 guests. In lieu of traditional pigskin halftime entertainment, there will be music in the style of that era.
The event is being held at Ft. Steilacoom, Quarters 2 (one of four restored historic 1850s structures), 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. (on the grounds of Western State Hospital). Half a dozen young women from Steilacoom High School are taking part in the event, as serving girls. Tickets for the event are still available. Phone Carol Neufeld at 582-5838 to make your reservation to this alternative to Super Bowl Sunday.
P.S. While the attendees will be "trapped in this time warp", there is a time portal through which they can "escape" to hear the game results.