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Manners Matter!


Thomas Edison’s wife, Mina, was known for being a gracious hostess and concerned with the well being of children and the community. Following in her tradition, the Edison-Ford Winter Estates is offering a two-hour Etiquette at Edison Ford class on October 12th designed to teach etiquette and social skills to children ages 6-12.

Students will gather at the Edison Caretaker’s House for a lesson in good manners. The class will teach proper introduction, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three-course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and certificate of completion.

Classes are taught by Suzanne Willis who teaches etiquette classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Willis is a graduate of the Protocol School of Palm Beach and a Fort Myers native. She started the etiquette classes in honor of her grandmother, Florence “Mimi” Black.

Registration is required. Register online or call 239-334-7419. Cost: Edison Ford members: $75; non-members: $85. For more information on Mimi’s Manners, click here.


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