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June 16, 2006

You're invited to a July Fourth celebration at CW's Governor's Palace

Colonial Williamsburg is celebrating the independence of our nation and invites you to participate in regal style. On July Fourth, Colonial Williamsburg will hold a sumptuous picnic on the lawn of the former British Royal Governor’s Palace.

The Governor’s Palace Picnic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Entertainment includes jugglers, storytellers, 18th-century games, balladeers and a private performance by Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. Guests also are given preferred seating for the fireworks. The price is $45 for adults and $25 for children 6-12.

This exclusive picnic affair will serve an adult, vegetarian and children’s menu. A tasty sampling of the adult presentation features a quarter Southern fried chicken with Chef Swann’s signature recipe, tender roast beef on Kaiser roll, a Virginia ham biscuit, orzo pasta salad, herb marinated olives, lettuce and tomatoes, aged Cheddar and Gouda cheeses, a cluster of grapes, crackers, chocolate chip cookies, kettle chips, roasted peanuts, condiments and a Colonial trifle. A special children’s menu includes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, crisp fried chicken fingers, potato chips, apple sauce, baby carrots and Oreo cookies.

Vegetarian picnic guests may indulge in an herb wrap with zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, caramelized red onions, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and Shiitake mushrooms, and one biscuit.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Reservations for the picnic can be made by calling 800-HISTORY and must be made by July 2.

Plan to arrive early in the day to enjoy Independence Day programs, including the Salute to the 13 Colonies and the Revolutionary City program that kicks off at 10 a.m. In the evening, guests can hear Colonial Williamsburg’s musical ambassadors, the Fifes and Drums, and a dazzling array of fireworks.

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Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121