Campus to celebrate George Washington Week

The annual George Washington Week, sponsored by the sophomore honorary Lock & Chain, will bring back an old tradition: horse and buggy rides around the Danforth Campus.

The celebration begins Monday, Feb. 18, and continues through Feb. 23. It will include birthday cake, appearances by “George” himself, cherry pie and a benefit party.

“George Washington Week serves as a time for us, the student body, to celebrate not only our namesake’s birthday but our pride in Washington University,” said Lock & Chain member Scott Friedman.

“As a service honorary, Lock & Chain stresses the importance of giving back to our community — our campus and the greater St. Louis area. Our yearlong service project has allowed us to assist local, low-income high-school students in navigating the college application process,” Friedman said.

Donations made for the horse and buggy rides will help benefit Lock & Chain’s charitable projects throughout the year.

The schedule for the week:

Monday, Feb. 18: Birthday cake and photo opportunities with “George Washington” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside Olin Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Cherry pie and photo opportunities with “George Washington” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside Olin Library.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Horse and buggy rides near the Women’s Building from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations from riders are encouraged.

Feb. 21: Bob Hansman, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, will speak about City Faces, a community arts program he founded which offers year-round drawing classes in a St. Louis housing project. The talk begins at 5 p.m. in Graham Chapel.

Feb. 22: Lock & Chain will present awards during the men’s basketball game at 8 p.m. in the Field House.

Feb. 23: Lock & Chain will host a benefit party for City Faces from 9 p.m.-midnight in the Wohl Student Center.

For more information, contact Friedman at