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Royal Princess Party planned at the Reddick Mansion

OTTAWA — The Reddick Mansion Association is inviting young ladies between 5 and 9 years old to a Royal Princess Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22.

Girls should dress in their best princess finery and be ready for an afternoon of castles, jewels, singing, dancing, games, party treats and goody bags. Before the party, weather permitting, families will be able to take photos of their princesses in the gardens of the mansion. Then, it will be on to princess-themed games that will include “Digging for Gems,” “Royal Freeze” and “Kiss the Frog.” After “peanut-free” refreshments of Princess Treats and Princess Punch, there will be more games, singing and dancing. At the end of the afternoon, the girls will leave with a bag filled with sparkly goodies.

The cost is $25 per child, and each party is limited to 30 princesses. Reservations and permission slips are required and should be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 18. Reservations can be made by going to the mansion’s website,, or by calling the mansion at 815-433-6100. The permission slips are also available online.

On the day of the party, princess-themed T-shirts will be available to purchase for $6, as will a limited number of princess necklaces and bracelets, also for $6.

The Reddick Mansion, built in 1858, is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and is open to the public for tours Friday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mansion, at 100 W. Lafayette St. in Ottawa, also has meeting/reception rooms available for rent for special events.

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