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‘12 Days of Christmas’ events to benefit OSERVS

December 3, 2010

Three Generations’ Hostess Paige Lawes will share the origins of Christmas traditions Dec. 13. 

Twelve days just wasn’t enough Christmas this year.  So Paige Lawes added an extra, making it a baker’s dozen. 
The entertainment and food will both prove to be delightful, so lunch at Three Generations Tea Room is practically guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. 
“It’s my way of giving back to the community,” explained Three Generations proprietor Paige Lawes. 
“Donations will benefit the Oktibbeha Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services, and can be in the form of any of the items listed on their website at OSERVS.com, or in the form of checks or cash.” 
The cost of the buffet lunch is a mere $12, tax and gratuity not included – but with a donation to OSERVS, the price comes down to $10 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
“We are very appreciative of Paige’s support and the support we have received from the community,” said Carol Moss Read, OSERVS board chair.   “Beginning a new nonprofit organization is a daunting task, but we are firmly committed to Starkville and Oktibbeha County having a locally-led emergency response volunteer group.”
Today marks the first day of the 13 days and features Laura Foxworth, children’s librarian at Starkville Public Library, at a 9 to 11 a.m. brunch.   Laura’s beautiful voice will kick off this showcase of one of the area’s best holiday events.
Weekday buffets begin at 11 a.m., with entertainment starting around 12:15 and running approximately 25 minutes.  The Tea Room will be decorated for Christmas with its unique style and the food is sure to please.
On Monday, Dr. Elaine Peterson and students from MSU’s Music Department lead the festivities; Vic and Jane Zitta are slated for Tuesday. 
Ethan Ewing and his cello are featured on Wednesday, while Starkville Daily News’ own Gwen Sisson brings a special session of humor on Thursday.  Friday is an open day, but don’t be surprised if Santa makes a special appearance!
On Dec. 11, a “Happy Birthday, Jesus” brunch will feature Daniel Jones, 12, with his violin and music from the Nutcracker Suite.  Children’s groups, families, and Sunday School classes are encouraged to attend this unusual day.
Three Generations own hostess and historian Paige Lawes will present the Dec. 13 session with an explanation of where our Christmas traditions began; on Dec. 14, some dramatic friends will present a Merry Christmas reading. 
On Dec. 15, Starkville Daily News editor Brian Hawkins will present Christmas music with assistance from Bruce Lesley.  Dec. 16 is a quiet day, and Dec. 17 will feature the trio of Madeline Golden, Bruce Lesley, and Lyle Tate. 
On Dec. 18, Becky Kelly will make Christmas music on her mountain dulcimer.  Donations from this session will benefit a local animal rescue shelter.
Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 324-1507.  The venue seats 40-45 people, and groups are welcome to use the occasion for gift exchange or office parties.   
The Three Generations Tea Room is located at 217 N. Jackson St.

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