Docents expanding etiquette class to include adults

‘Manners never go out of style’

Betsy Thomas holds up a small soup dish, out of which it is proper to drink, during a demonstration on table manners to Jefferson City Area Young Professionals. Thomas is a docent with the Missouri Governor's Mansion and regularly gives lessons to youngsters, but this is a first time to adults.

Betsy Thomas holds up a small soup dish, out of which it is proper to drink, during a demonstration on table manners to Jefferson City Area Young Professionals. Thomas is a docent with the Missouri Governor's Mansion and regularly gives lessons to youngsters, but this is a first time to adults. Photo by Julie Smith.

If you are attending your first company party this holiday season, you might want to take some cues from the Missouri Mansion Preservation’s corporate etiquette class.

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Holly Anderson laughs as another member of the Jefferson City Area Young Professionals joked that she wasn’t using proper manners when she asked a question after a manners presentation. Betsy Thomas, a Missouri Mansion docent, delivered the demonstration Thursday during a luncheon at Providence Bank’s community room.

The Jefferson City Area Young Professionals got a manners refresher course Thursday during its monthly luncheon.

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