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Posted on Feb 11, 2016

George celebrates namesake’s birthday

Staff report
It’s only fitting that the Georgettes of George mark the 284th birthday of their namesake and our country’s first president.
On Feb. 20, the Georgettes willthrow a birthday bash for President George Washington. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. at George Community Hall.
The free event will start with a soup supper, and at 7 p.m. the public will be invited to a show hosted by the George Community CoffeeHouse. Storyteller and musician Hank Cramer, joined by cellist Michelle Cameron, will entertain the crowd with “Songs of the Revolution.”
The music, no doubt, would have made Washington happy on his birthday.
“It’s the music that George Washington himself would have been familiar with,” said Debby Kooy, a Georgette and event organizer.
Birthday cake will be served at intermission.
The Georgettes have been hosting a birthday celebration for George Washington for decades. Just last year, the celebration was changed to a soup dinner with a live performance. Kooy said about 85 people attended the event last year and seemed to enjoy the new format.
In fact, last year’s birthday celebration went over so well that the Georgettes are making only one change.
“We’re making more soup this year,” Kooy said.

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