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Hundreds Help Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday


John Godzieba holding up a card made for George Washington by a young boy.
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The nice weather coupled with the long holiday weekend brought several hundred families to Washington Crossing Historic Park Sunday to celebrate the first president’s birthday.

The visitors center at the Upper Makefield state park was packed as reenactor John Godzieba, who portrays George Washington, sunk his saber into a cake commemorating what would have been the American’s hero’s 285th birthday.

Children posed for photos with the reenactors and some even handed Godzieba handmade cards to mark Washington’s birthday.

Aside from the cake, the colonial village along the Delaware River and the nearby walking trails were filled with families taking in the sights.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001