Friday, July 13, 2007

Magical Mystery Tour

This came to me over the e-mail transom:

“Magical History Tour” Reveals Columbia’s Past

Birthday Contest Features People, Places, Events

Columbia’s history will be the focus of a 40th Birthday contest on Saturday, July 14. The Magical History Tour includes a city-wide hunt for answers to questions about Columbia’s past.

Participants pick up contest directions and other materials between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday at Slayton House community center in Wilde Lake, the city’s first village. The self-guided Magical History Tour requires contestants to visit every village and Town Center in order to complete the contest questionnaire about the city’s history.

A shorter, “Walking Shoes” version of the Magical History Tour limits the contest to questions about Wilde Lake and Town Center and is designed to be “family-friendly.”

Completed questionnaires for both tours must be turned in to Slayton House by 5 p.m. on Saturday. Questionnaires will be entered in a raffle drawing for gift certificates and other prizes that will be awarded Sunday, July 15at 6 p.m. at the “Celebrate Merriwether” day of family activities. The day’s festivities start at noon and conclude with a free concert at 6 p.m. featuring a reunited troop of Young Columbians, followed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Register for the Columbia 40th Birthday Magical History Tour at Slayton House on Saturday.

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