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President Hosts Christmas Reception

President Weymouth Spence and Mrs. Rebecca Spence opened the doors of The Votaw House, December 2, for their annual Christmas reception for faculty, staff, their families and other invited guests.KEV_9221edited

In this photo are (l-r), Lois Peters, Rebecca Spence, President Weymouth Spence and Leroy Peters. 

The Votaw House is the official home of the President of Washington University. It was once owned by Carolyn Harding Votaw, youngest sister of President Warren Harding, and her husband Herbert H. Votaw. The Votaws were Seventh-day Adventists missionaries.

The reception was attended by much of the University family.  Executive Chef R. Carlos Purdie, served up numerous delicacies for an appreciative crowd. .

Among the guests were Leroy and Lois Peters, the Maryland couple who donated $1 million to the University toward the construction of the new music center, scheduled to open in the spring.