This weekend is George Washington’s Birthday. You know him as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, the presider over the convention that drafted the Constitution, and the first President of the United States.
But did you know:
He was the first man to send airmail, by hot air balloon, between Philadelphia and New Jersey. He was the only President to not live in the White House. He bred hound dogs and treated some of his favorites, Tarter, True Love, and Sweet Lips, like family! George’s favorite foods were ice cream and cream of peanut soup. He was 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds and wore a size 13 shoe. Watch out Shaq!
Now onward! Take your newly learned Washington trivia and go celebrate our first President this weekend. You don’t have to cross the Delaware to find fun things to do around here.
If you can brave the cold, sign up for the Atlanta Mission 5K to End Homelessness. Join thousands of locals to aid the over 10,000 people in the Atlanta area who face the cold each night and need a warm place to stay. Try a new sport! Learn to hit the bullseye, or at least give it your best shot, with archery classes at Panola Mountain State Park. Choose either beginner or intermediate classes to accommodate your skill level. In honor of George Washington’s many trusty steeds, visit the Georgia International Horse Park for the International Equestrian Association’s Regional Finals. Feeling a little rebellious? Discover the backstory of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the Grammy and Tony award-winning musical “Wicked” at the Fox Theatre.