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SPRING BREAK: Llano Library Hosting Cowpoke, Fancy Nancy Tea Parties

The Llano County Library is hosting a Fancy Nancy Tea Party from 2:30-4 p.m. March 16. If that's not your cup of tea, a Cowpoke Party is 10-11:30 a.m. March 13.

LLANO — Eat some grub or dine on delectable delicacies and sip tempting teas — all in the same place.

The Llano County Library is hosting two Spring Break parties with very different themes.

A Cowpoke Party featuring trick roper Kevin Fitzpatrick of Bandera is 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, while the fifth annual Fancy Nancy Tea Party takes place 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, March 16.

Both events are free, but reservations are requested so library staff can prepare enough snacks. The tea party is limited to 20 children.

Children’s librarian Ann Rossberg said she saw Fitzpatrick performing during a presenter’s showcase hosted by the Central Texas Library System last fall in Georgetown.

“I saw him and thought he was great,” she said.

Fitzpatrick will perform rope tricks for about 45 minutes, then kids will have time to create crafts, play games, take pictures in the photo booth (so come dressed in your cowboy or cowgirl attire), and chow down.

“We’ll eat things that look like they’re found out in the range,” Rossberg said. “It’ll be snacks that are kid-friendly. We’ll make them up to look Western-y.”

The “posh, unique, and spectacular” tea party is in honor of Fancy Nancy, the 7-year-old heroine of a series of popular children’s books who uses vocabulary uncommon for her age and especially loves to speak French.

Kids should come dressed for a tea party. They’ll be served fingerfoods and iced tea in china teacups.

“At the end, we’ll have a style show,” Rossberg said. “At first, they’re very shy all dressed up. After we’ve spent time together, they’ve relaxed and they’re more willing to get up, twirl around, and show their dresses. They have fun with that.”

Call (325) 247-5248 to RSVP to either event or for more information.

And make sure to say “Thank you, ma’am” or “Merci” to Rossberg and her staff after the parties.

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