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Princess Tea at Local Children's Museum

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Commerce – What does it take to be a princess? A Princess Tea at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum occurs Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 PM. Young princesses throughout the area learn the answer to that question. A real princess, such as the soon-to be Princess Kate in England, requires proper instruction.

A special appearance of area royalty includes Miss Teen Paris, Joni Iglehart; Miss Teen Lamar, Courtney Griffin; Miss Teen Red River Area, Abbey Chandler; Miss Hunt County Outstanding Teen, Kaitlin Jones; and Miss Hopkins County Dairy Festival, Bailey Petty. These young ladies serve on a panel answering questions on proper behavior for young ladies in social situations.

"We are very excited about the participation of these outstanding young ladies from our neighbors in northeast Texas," said Sharline Freeman, Director of the Northeast Texas Children's Museum.

"Presenting different scenarios that these young ladies face each day makes up part of the panel discussion," said Loretta Kibbler, co-chair of the event.

This discussion also includes friendship etiquette. As the panel concludes, each young lady will prepare a princess crown with help from the area royalty.

The next area of princess preparation is table manners. The tea features teacakes, sandwiches, and cupcakes with proper instruction by Janet Peek on how to eat each one. Ms. Peek, co-chair, is a tea consultant certified by the Protocol School of Washington, D.C.

"The instruction in proper etiquette provides these young ladies confidence in social situations," said Ms. Peek.

The afternoon concludes with how to speak politely as a princess does. Mary Miller assists Ms. Peek during a role play of different scenarios. The event entertains and educates young ladies and their moms, aunts, or friends during a fun-filled afternoon.

Tickets are limited. Purchase them by calling the Northeast Texas Children's Museum at 903-886-6055.