“Downton Abbey” Overtakes Desmond-Fish

Library will host party to celebrate season premiere

Fans of the British television series Downton Abbey are invited to put on their tiaras and starched collars on Sunday, Jan. 3, for a post-Edwardian tea party and screening at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison of the final season’s premiere episode. The party will start at 7 p.m. and feature tea, treats and Dowager-Countess-inspired trivia leading to a screening of the premiere at 9 p.m.

Downton Abbey has something for everyone,” explained Desmond-Fish Director Jen McCreery. “Throwing a party to celebrate the characters and storylines we’ve grown to love seemed like a perfect way to send off the Crawley Family and the Downton staff.”

The Desmond-Fish staff has been working with Friends of the Library President and Downton Abbey fan Sarina Tamagna-Hawes to put together historically accurate desserts and treats for the party. Costumes are encouraged but not required, although some special Downton Abbey-themed prizes will be awarded for best costume and to trivia winners.

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