Protocol Registration

Thank you for your interest in our “Pass the Manners, Please” dinning skills class.

Registration for the 2021 class is NOW OPEN!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Chef & The Farmer Restaurant | 120 W. Gordon Street, Kinston, North Carolina

Enrollment is limited and based on the order in which registration forms and payments are received.

Tuition:

$85 per child. Please note that no fees are refundable after November 5th. Registration forms should be submitted with payment (payable to AB Cherry) to: Carolina Junior Cotillions, 3500 Lakeview Trail, Kinston, NC 28504.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

Registration is managed on a first-come, first-served basis with respect to capacity of the venue. Since space is limited, no fees are refundable after November 5th. No refunds are issued after that time, including those who register and no-show.

  • Four Things Etiquette Is NOT

    by Emily Post

    Misconceptions about etiquette and the need for it abound, which make it necessary to list four things that etiquette is most certainly not:

    A set of rigid rules. Manners change with the times (something Emily Post emphasized from the beginning) and today are more flexible than ever before. Etiquette isn’t a set of “prescriptions for properness” but merely a set of guidelines for doing things in ways that make people feel comfortable.

    Something for the wealthy or well-born. Etiquette is a code of behavior for people from all walks of like, every socioeconomic group, and of all ages. No one is immune to having his life enhanced by good manners.

    A think of the past. Sometimes it seems that yesterday’s standards have gone out the window, but today’s more casual approach to things is something that sits on the surface. The bedrock principles of etiquette remain as solid as they ever were.

    Snobbishness. Little violates the tenets of etiquette more than snobbery---which, more often than not, is just another name for pretentiousness. A person who looks down on others shows himself not as superior but small---the kind who’s anything but respectful and considerate.