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By Sarah Groeling

Amidst homework, looming midterms, and a rainy week, Sigma Tau members helped students to take a break with tea, treats, and literature appreciation with the Mad Hatter’s tea party, from Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland.

The Mad Hatter tea party has been a tradition for the past four years, according to Sigma Tau advisor, Dr. Gabriel Haley. Each year, the party happens on October 6th to celebrate Mad Hatter Day. It is one of several events that Sigma Tau– the English Honor’s Society– hosts to provide opportunities for their classmates to enjoy and appreciate literature.

Dr. Haley, donning his Mad Hatter hat, helped to bring the true “Wonderland” experience to the party with several poetry readings.

Photo by Morgan German

“Often we have some nonsense poetry, in the tradition of Alice and Wonderland, with Humpty Dumpty and the Jabberwocky,” Haley said.

Accompanying the many stuffed rabbits on the tables were trays of cucumber sandwiches, cookies, and homemade baked goods.

“There are a variety of cookies and various treats, outside of that, there are just fun conversations and readings from literature,” Junior Sigma Tau member, Rebekah Rusert said.

Photo by Morgan German

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