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May 28, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's Reunion Weekend festivities (June 3 to 6) , will include a Fun Run, a booksigning by an alumna author and a children's concert on Saturday, June 5. These events are open to the public without charge.

The 3.1-mile Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5, in the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium and last for approximately 90 minutes.

Interested participants should report to the stadium for registration half an hour before the race begins.

The course runs through campus including along Moore Avenue, Fraternity Road and River Road.

Traffic along the course may be stopped while the runners complete the fun run. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the race.

Ann Vanderhoof, a 1974 Bucknell graduate, will sign copies of her book, "An Embarrassment of Mangoes; A Caribbean Interlude," Saturday at 9 .m., in the Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center. The book relates Vanderhoof's adventures during a two-year voyage from Toronto to the West Indies with her husband in their 42-foot sailboat.

Jonathan Sprout, a 1974 Bucknell graduate, will give a children's concert Saturday at 9 a.m. in Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building. Sprout, who began singing professionally in 1972, has recorded eight albums and won numerous awards, including the Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence and the Parents' Choice Recommended Award for his eighth, "More American Heroes." His song, "A Better World," received the Best Song for Older Children Award from the Children's Music Web Awards.


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