Those first years we would make the tea ball batter on Thursday and store it in the Egg Grading Station refrigeration room. On Friday we would make tea balls in Elmira and later in the day move to New Hamburg and continue all through the evening. Very early Saturday morning, a crew would be on hand to make tea balls while the crowd watched and waited for the tea balls. Through the years, change has come about. We now make them outside in a tent which makes the arena area safer and also spreads the crowd. There are still line-ups because this is a popular item and a very worthwhile project.
-from Myra Brubacher, 1991 (Myra has been gone for many years)