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February 13, 2003                                    (202) 994-3087;




GW Celebrates the Namesake’s Birthday Feb. 22 with Basketball, Colonial Tea, Cherry Pie-Eating Contest, and the Crowning of Mr. and Ms. GW Contest


 EVENT:        The George Washington University celebrates George Washington’s 271st birthday with a day of colonial events.


WHEN:          Saturday, February 22, 2003



12:30 p.m.        Alumni Tailgater at Alumni House,

                        RSVP to (202) 994-6435 (Game Tickets $5)


2:00 p.m.          Men’s Basketball vs. La Salle at Smith Center


4:30 p.m.          Colonial Tea and Weathervane Dedication,  

                         RSVP to (202) 994-7129

                         Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd floor,

                         805 21st Street, NW 

                        "Campus Icons – A celebration of selected outdoor

                        sculptures from the GW permanent collection.” This

                        reception will be highlighted by the dedication of a

                        new George Washington weathervane, created by the

                        late Travis Tuck and donated by Luther W. Brady. 


6:00 p.m.          Party at Marvin Center Ballroom       

Tri-cornered hats, colonial food and music, cherry pie-eating contest and more. Finally, the winners of the GW Program Board’s Mr. and  Ms. GW contest will be announced.


To sign up for the pie-eating contest or for more information about the birthday celebration, call the Office of University Events at (202) 994-7129.

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