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Eat Like the Presidents at Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., October 12, 2012—Celebrate the excitement of the upcoming Election Day by putting aside partisan political views and looking at the lighter side of the presidential office. Learn about some of the favorite foods and beverages of past presidential families. Discover how the presidents entertained at state dinners and how they entertained family and friends.

And that’s just the beginning of what visitors will learn during “Eat Like the Presidents,” scheduled for Sunday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. in the Casino Ballroom on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Enjoy lunch and the presentation for $30 per person.

Did you know that George Washington loved honey, and his wife, Martha, had a great fondness for cake? Or that one of James Garfield’s favorite beverages was tea? He even had his own recipe for an herb tea that included catnip. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson never invited more than 12 guests for dinner?

The event is open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations, call the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or purchase tickets online at

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 announced in May 2012 its transition to become a fully coeducational university in 2013. Today, the university serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both 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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge and at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.

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