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An Annual Rite of Spring: St. John’s-U.S. Naval Academy Croquet Match
FOR RELEASE: February 20, 2013
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey, 410-972-4511
Thirty-first anniversary of a family-friendly celebration
St. John’s College welcomes the community to bring their picnic baskets, high spirits, and Gatsbyesque, vintage attire for the 31st annual St. John’s-U.S. Naval Academy croquet match. An Annapolis tradition, the family-friendly event will take place on the front lawn of St. John’s College on Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, April 21.
To ensure a grand lawn party for all several new ground rules were introduced in 2012. Of note: spectators can still bring lavish picnics, but cannot bring outside alcohol on campus; champagne, beer, and wine will be sold at the match. Tent spaces must be reserved in advance. To reserve a tent space, contact Dolores Strissel at 410-626-2531. For more information, visit the Croquet page.