Friday, April 19, 2013

This Weekend Croquet At St. Johns College

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, 60 College Ave, on Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, April 21.

The Johnnies have won the coveted Annapolis Cup 25 out of 30 times.

The match, which lasts about two hours, draws more than 2,000 spectators

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.

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