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Children learn timeless, updated etiquette at Mansion

Children learn timeless, updated etiquette at Mansion

July 21st, 2011 in News

Hanna Lenz, 8, of St. Louis, uses a knife and fork to cut her chicken during a formal luncheon Wednesday at the Missouri Governor's Mansion. She attended a manners course hosted by the Missouri Mansion Preservation Foundation.

Photo by Julie Smith

As she sat with her mother at the table, Emily Dulle, 9, proceeded to tell her, politely of course, where to put her purse so waiters won't trip over it.

Sydney Riley, 8, couldn't wait to tell her mother the most important lesson of all - not to answer the phone when she's with other people.

Children ages 8 to 12 learned these lessons and more at the 2011 Manners at the Missouri Governor's Mansion.

The children's etiquette program began ....