Smoky Creek Summer School for Girls returns this week

Published 7:59 pm Sunday, July 7, 2013

After a year’s hiatus, Smoky Creek Summer School for Girls returns this week, teaching the students things such as good table manners, note writing, poise and grace, staying healthy and managing money.

Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon, culminating in a graduation ceremony and reception beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Director Dixie Gallaspy has assembled a numerous local leaders to come talk to the girls about such diverse subjects as “Your High School Years,” “Music in Your Life,” Setting Goals and Communications,” “Choices,” “Simple Sewing,” “Your One and Only Skin” and “You Can Cook.”

On the staff are Lurtie Sanders, assistant director, and coordinators Terri Coxe, Ann Creel, Elizabeth Roberts, Shanny Thigpen and Sally Thomas. Marianna Gallaspy, Mary Margaret Hayden, Sarah Mizell and Kennedy Robert are counselors.

For more than a quarter of a century, Smoky Creek has been one of the best places in the South to teach young ladies the social graces. This year, 30 girls are registered to attend, one of the largest classes in school history.

For more information about the Smoky Creek school or its primary function as a unique bed and breakfast located within the heart of Bogalusa at 1500 Young’s Road, contact Gallaspy at 735-5661 or 750-1831.