Guest Events

The following guest event is offered for registered attendees and guests only.  Advance payment is required to reserve a spot.

Christmas at Marlsgate – Tour and Tea

Date:   Monday, December 9, 2019
Time:   2:00 to 5:30 PM
  • Meet at the registration desk at 1:45 PM
Cost:   $95
Minimum Participants:  25
Tour Includes:
  • Transportation
  • Admission to the tour
  • Afternoon Tea and Snacks
Exterior of Marlsgate Plantation
Step into the living history and legacy that began in 1850 with the creation of Marlsgate Plantation.  The "wedding gift" of 1,100 acres to Nettie Steele upon her marriage to William Pinkney Dortch ignited a reign that stood over 100 years.  David P. Garner and his family took the torch in 1983, and restored Marlsgate to resplendent glory and gracious entertaining.  Today, Martha Ellen and Beau Talbot extend a cordial welcome to all guests who travel to the Arkansas Delta seeking a glimpse of the plantation culture of the nineteenth century which is preserved and maintained at Marlsgate Plantation.  The house will be decorated for the holidays, adding to the splendor of Marlsgate.  An afternoon tea of savory sandwiches, scones and sweets will follow the tour.
Guest Event Cancellations and Refund Policy:  Guest event spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The guest event may be cancelled if minimum sign-up is not met.  Refunds will be issued if event is cancelled by USA Rice and/or if space fills up.  Cancellation refund requests must be submitted in writing.  A full refund will be made for cancellations received through Nov. 22, 2019.  No refunds will be made after that date.

Persons requiring special accommodations or having any dietary restrictions to attend or participate in this conference should contact Jeanette Davis at (703) 236-1447, or e-mail no later than Nov. 29, 2019.

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