By Janeé Williams
This weekend is all about love, flowers and chocolates. Wait, What? Get the roses out of your eyes and don’t forget about Presidents’ Day. After you and your significant other finish celebrating the day of love, head over to Mount Vernon and celebrate our first president.
Mount Vernon presents: George Washington’s 282nd Birthday Celebration. Enjoy three days of events to help you Celebrate George Washington’s 282 Birthday. Beginning on Saturday to Monday. The day will start off with breakfast with George Washington himself. Enjoy a preparing and sharing of “hoecakes swimming in honey and butter”, from 9 a.m. to noon.
After breakfast have a little chat with a costumed character from George Washington’s world. From 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Get as many questions in before “Dancing with the 18th Century Stars” begins at 1:45 p.m. Watch and participate in a dancing demonstration from the 1700’s.
The day will also include stories told by George Washington himself, a wreath laying at Washington’s Tomb and concludes with a free tour of George Washington’s estate and George Washington’s Birthday Parade on Monday.
“This weekend is not about mattress or car sales, it is about celebrating the founding father of this country, George Washington. The best place to celebrate George Washington’s birthday is right here at his home, Mount Vernon,” said Melissa Wood, the director of media relations at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.George Washington Birthday Celebration George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
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