For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court Sponsors Longwood Gardens and Lancaster Weekend Getaway

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 25, 2008—Join Georgian Court for an overnight trip to Longwood Gardens and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. One of the most beautiful estates in the United States, Longwood Gardens has been preserving its 300-year heritage since its purchase by conservationist/philanthropist Pierre du Pont in the early 20th century. Beautiful at all times, spring is particularly enchanting, featuring the stars of early spring—dogwoods, tulips, bougainvilleas, and flowering fruits. Lunch in the café, a guided tour, and plenty of time to wander the buildings and grounds are included.

Your trip also includes a visit to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, featuring a multicourse meal and a professional presentation of the popular musical Guys and Dolls, the story of small-time gamblers and their ladies. This classic features the songs “Luck Be a Lady Tonight,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “I’ll Know When My Love Comes Along.”

Overnight accommodations will be provided at the Best Western Eden Resort Inn in Lancaster, where amenities include an indoor pool. On Sunday morning, you’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast before visiting the 100-plus stores at the Rockvale Outlet Center.

The trip is $260 per person for double occupancy, and $450 per person for single occupancy. Registration and deposits are due by March 1. Deposits are nonrefundable after March 15. The bus leaves from the Seventh Street Gate on GCU’s Lakewood campus at 7:30 AM on Saturday. For complete itinerary and tour information, contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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