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Queens Holiday Tea features re-enactor
Donna Becker portrays First Lady Betty Ford.

LINDSBORG — Historical Echoes galleria in Lindsborg invites guests to join a performance of First Lady Betty Ford at the Queens Holiday Tea on Dec. 17. 

Queens Tea is an extended version of an afternoon “high” tea. Ford, performed by Donna Becker, will relate the struggles of living in the unwanted spotlight of the White House.

Betty Ford was an unlikely First Lady selection for the White House duties with her husband, President Gerald Ford. Betty was an attractive model and dancer who brought lively soirees to the political scene. She had dreamed of becoming a world-known ballerina and had studied under famed teacher/ballerina Martha Grahm.

Ford was open about her struggles with breast cancer and alcoholism associated with dependency on prescription pain killer drugs. She sought to make life better for others in similar circumstances. Betty was loved by the American public long after President Ford lost the election to Jimmy Carter.

Join Historical Echoes for her first-person performance with a Holiday Queen’s Tea at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 17th at the J O Sundstrom Conference Center, 102 N. Main in Lindsborg. RSVP must be received before Dec. 3rd. Ticket for performance and Queen’s Tea are $65. 

Contact Irene Nielsen at 785-493-5246 (message) or with FORD in the subject line.