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Celebrate Mother’s Day Victorian Style at Georgian Court University

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 16, 2009—Tell your Mom you love her by giving her a special Mother’s Day at Georgian Court University. On Sunday, May 10, our elegant Gilded Age ballroom will be the setting for a scrumptious brunch and a Victorian-style tea. After dining, you will be treated to a fashion show, “Her Ladyship’s Wardrobe.” On this historical runway, you’ll see the dress of the ladies of the Victorian, Edwardian, Gilded, and Art Deco periods. Her Ladyship, played by Sue Quincannon, will present her museum-quality collection while she offers guests an exciting account of the fashion, etiquette, and customs of the day.

“We wanted to give the community a fresh, creative idea for Mother’s Day,” says Mary Cranwell, GCU’s director of conferences and special events. “Instead of the usual flowers or dinner at an overcrowded restaurant, we wanted people to be able to treat their mothers to a day she would always remember.”

Attendees may choose between the brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or the tea luncheon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., both of which will take place in the Casino Ballroom on the Lakewood campus. The cost for brunch or tea luncheon is $35. Reservations are required by calling 732.987.2263 or e-mailing Reserve early, as seats are selling fast!

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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