President George Washington will be celebrating his 291st birthday in Upper Makefield Township, and the public is invited to attend.
Washington Crossing Historic Park at 1112 River Road will host a celebration for Washington’s birthday Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
There will be a variety of kid-friendly activities available and guests can take in the history of the state park.
Visitors will assemble in the park’s visitor center at 1:45 p.m. to sing happy birthday to Washington and see him cut the cake with his sword. The cake is being provided by The Caketeria in Newtown Borough.
It is encouraged that children aged 12 and under to attend the party with homemade birthday cards to deliver to the famed general and president. Students can also bring their drawings for the “Let’s Draw George” drawing competition held. Creativity is welcomed, and entries can show Washington at any age, in any historical setting, and in any medium (pencil, crayon, paint, and more,) organizers said. For more information about the contest, visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org/draw-george-washington.
The Friends of Washington Crossing Park-hosted birthday party is an annual President’s Day Weekend tradition in the area.