Lee princesses to enjoy tea

Photo by Lee Family Connection

Photo by Lee Family Connection

LEESBURG, Ga. -- Young girls in the area will have an opportunity to meet and have their pictures taken with Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Prince Charming, Prince Phillip, Prince Eric and other royalty at the Lee Family Connection's first Princess Tea Party on Nov. 6.

The fundraiser, which will help Family Connection present its first interactive Teen Maze at the Lee Ninth-Grade Campus in March, will be presented in two sessions: from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 6.

"I had a friend's daughter who went to a princess party one summer, and while we were planning our fundraiser it hit me that all little girls like to dress up as princesses," Lee Family Connection Coordinator Patsy Shirley said. "We've got students from the high school drama department who've volunteered to be the princes and princesses for the tea party, so it should be a really fun event."

Tickets for either of the sessions are $20 for one adult and one child. Additional children's tickets may be purchased for $5 each.

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite princess. They will take part in a short etiquette lesson, enjoy fun crafts and will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with attending royalty.

Photographs, which will be taken by Bent Creek Photography, will be available, with prints starting at $8 and packages starting at $25.

Each attendee will get to keep her porcelain cup-and-saucer tea set, too.

A limited number of tickets available during each session are on sale at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce, Leesburg City Hall and the Bleecker Street Market Place. Information is available online at lcfamilyconnection@att.net or by calling (229) 759-0088.

The interactive Teen Maze planned at the ninth-grade academy helps introduce teens to true-life consequences associated with the problems that confront those in their age group while in a safe and controlled environment.

"The teens randomly draw from a list of high-rish behaviors and 'experience' the potential consequences of those decisions," Shirley said. "The goal is to help teenagers make good decisions and to ultimately graduate high school on time."