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George Washington's birthday celebrated with hikes, cherry pie

February 22, 2020 News Extra

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History and outdoor fans joined at Jennings State Park Saturday for a hike commemorating a piece of George Washington-related Butler County history.

History and outdoor enthusiasts alike joined at Jennings State Park Saturday for a hike commemorating a piece of George Washington-related Butler County history.

Visitors learned of Washington's near-death experience while traveling through the area in 1753, back when the president was a loyal British citizen.

The various hikes at the event ranged in length, but all had a tasty end in common: slices of cherry pie. Saturday was Washington's 288th birthday, so hikers munched his favorite treat to celebrate.

This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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