On August 26 the Pacific Northwest Chapter celebrated Tasha’s birthday by touring the early pioneer’s Meeker Mansion in Puyallup, WA. After touring, everyone met for afternoon tea at a local tea shop. While enjoying afternoon tea, attendees played a game with wrapped books. Chapter members enjoyed the in-person chance to connect and discuss future events.
The Central Pennsylvania Chapter gathered on August 26 in Lititz, PA for Tasha’s Birthday and Doll Program. Laura Ellen Wade of Strasburg, VA presented a detailed program on Tasha and her relationship with dolls, her use of them in her stories and illustrations, and other family connections to dolls, stuffed animals, etc. Thirty-eight attendees enjoyed the displays that filled one side of the ballroom and 36 raffle prizes were arrayed on the other side.