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Western Carolina University to mark 125 years

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A Catamount statue on campus of WCU. (File/FOX Carolina) A Catamount statue on campus of WCU. (File/FOX Carolina)
CULLOWHEE, NC (AP) -

Western Carolina University is opening the academic year with a party to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

The school is holding a Big Birthday Bash on Tuesday on the A.K. Hinds University Center lawn and nearby central plaza

The afternoon includes a picnic with barbecue, hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, watermelon, funnel cakes, deep-fried goodies, lemonade, tea and birthday cake.

Also planned are a variety of old-fashioned games and photo opportunities with props representative of Western Carolina history. The tentative schedule includes musical entertainment provided by the Dirty Guv'nahs, and party-goers will be eligible to win a variety of door prizes.

Student hosts will be giving guided tours of a walking trail featuring university landmarks and points of historical interest as part of a project by a WCU history class.

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