LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI - While sitting at dinner you may not think twice about having good manners, but you probably were not born with them. That's why a group in Lafayette helps children become more polite.
Duncan Hall hosted the annual "Manners Are Fun" program Wednesday.
Area elementary students were taught how to greet each other, act in social situations and how to properly behave during a meal.
Those putting on the program say it is important to teach children at a young age be polite so they can start practicing as soon as possible.
"Having manners shows respect to others," First grader Porter Mitrione said. "And when you shake hands, look people in the eye."
"Don't put your elbows on the table and not get messy," First grader Patricia Gulich said.
"Manners should not be thought of as set, dry and (a) dusty book of rules," Manners are Fun organizer Aura Lee Emsweller said. "It's a way that you live when you're considering the feelings of someone else. There's just an orderliness to it that just makes things more enjoyable for everyone."
Emsweller added that politeness is a gift that is priceless. Duncan Hall has been putting on this program for 14 years.
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