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Need a retreat from the summer heat?

By M. Susanne Hinkle -   July 13, 2006

Ladies interested in a treat before summer ends should attend the Destrehan Plantation Summer Tea and Antebellum Grand Ball on Sunday, August 6, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation.

The menu for the tea will consist of tea sandwiches, scones, assorted biscuits, and a chocolate dessert fantasy featuring a chocolate fountain.  Various hot and cold teas will be served.  Entertainment for the event will be a Antebellum Grand Ball presented by vintage dancers from throughout the area.  Door prizes, raffles and a tea cup auction.  Advance tickets of $25 per person are available by phone at the Destrehan Plantation office at 764-9315 or in person at the Plantation Store.  Seating is limited.  Proceeds to benefit the Destrehan Plantation Heritage Education Program.

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