By MATT CRANE
Paige Lawes is continuing her mission to make the holiday season special.
Beginning Saturday, Lawes will host her annual â€śThe 12 Days of Christmasâ€ť luncheon series at Three Generations Tea Room featuring a variety of live entertainment at each session.
Lawes said not only is the event aimed at providing a fun holiday experience, but it allows for the opportunity to give back to community organization OSERVS.
â€śItâ€™s really fun because people donâ€™t have to plan to entertain for the holidays, so you can take a friend and make it special for them because we have entertainment,â€ť she said. â€śItâ€™s also my opportunity to give back, and this is the third year Iâ€™ve been helping with OSERVS.â€ť
OSERVS, the Oktibbeha-Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Service, is an organization Lawes said is dear to her heart.
â€śOSERVS provides direct assistance to individuals in our community who need help after a disaster,â€ť she said. â€śIt is a cause that is important to so many people, and Three Generations is glad to support its efforts.â€ť
Lawes said along with providing support for OSERVS, â€śThe 12 Days of Christmasâ€ť event allows her to celebrate one of her favorite times of the year.
â€śMy favorite part about all of this is acknowledging the reasons for the season which are family, caring and the birth of Christ,â€ť she said. â€śItâ€™s about friendship and being grateful.â€ť
Lawes said the event is perfect for anyone, including those who may only have an hour lunch break during the work week.
â€śThe buffet opens at 11 a.m., but people can still come at noon, get their food and still have time to enjoy the live entertainment before heading back to work,â€ť she said. â€śItâ€™s become a great Starkville tradition.â€ť
Lawes said along with preparing each dayâ€™s meal, she enjoys presentation aspect of hosting just as much.
â€śI like the table to look pretty and to give that festive holiday look,â€ť she said. â€śWeâ€™re visual people and I want guest to know that this is a special event and time.â€ť
Above all, Lawes said it is the time in the kitchen preparing meals that makes the Christmas season so memorable.
â€śItâ€™s all about that holiday aroma that says thereâ€™s a party going on,â€ť she said. â€śI love the creativity that comes with cooking in the kitchen and finding ways to make it special.â€ť
â€śThe 12 Days of Christmasâ€ť at Three Generations Tea Room runs Dec. 1-15.
For more information, call 662-324-1507.
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