Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2007

Baker University’s Maple Leaf Festival events

October 18, 2007

Street dance set
for Saturday night

Celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout 2007-08, the Baker University community will join the Maple Leaf Festival for its 50th this weekend.

Baker is sponsoring a street dance for community members and visitors from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on Grove Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. Admission is free.

Four Fried Chickens and a Coke, an 11-piece band, will perform at the dance. The group, formed in 1997, plays original songs, blues, jazz and rock classics. Former Baker students Doug Oswald, Landon Murray and Kenny Richardson, and former Baldwin City resident Jon Snow are members of the band.

Wildcats on Prowl
set for judging

Wildcats on the Prowl participants must drop off their Wildcats after 4:30 p.m. Friday at Mabee Gym, where the Wildcats will be judged.

During the parade on Saturday, a float will showcase the Wildcats on the Prowl winners. All the Wildcats will be on display Saturday in a corral near Baker's 150th celebration tent on the south end of campus. The Wildcats should be picked up at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Bible collection
to be on display

Once again, the Quayle Rare Bible Collection will be on display for Maple Leaf Festival goers on Baker University's campus.

"For more than 30 years, the Quayle Rare Bible Collection has been serving Baldwin's Maple Leaf Festival," said John Forbes, curator of the collection. "This is the one attraction that other festivals do not, can not have."

The collection is located in the Baker Library. Entry is through the Eighth Street entrance near Fremont Street. There will be a large sign and hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no charge.

This year's collection exhibit celebrates the 150th year of Baker. The collection began as a gift from Bishop W.A. Quayle, former Baker president from 1890 to 1894. When he died in 1925, Quayle willed his Bibles and a good portion of his personal library to Baker. Additional Bibles, many from U.S. presidents, have been added since.

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