Bob Dole turns 90 years old on Monday, and KU’s Dole Institute of Politics is hosting a celebration in honor of the former Kansas Senator.
The birthday party at the Institute will include birthday cake, a birthday card to sign and other family-friendly activities such as a scavenger hunt and a mini golf course ‘Dole Hole’ used in the Lawrence Public Library’s Caddy Shack event every year. The children’s activities are meant to teach about who Bob Dole is and why he is important.
“We’re always trying to make Senator Dole’s efforts and accomplishments accessible and available to everyone and we thought this was an opportunity to introduce him to a generation that probably has never heard of him,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said.
Dole himself is not expected to attend.
The Lawrence Public Library will host story time at 2:30 p.m., too.
The event begins at noon Monday and lasts until 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to drop in at any time and can stay as briefly or as long as they’d like.
“Come by, get a piece of cake, sign the birthday card and show you’re thinking of him as he turns 90,” Lacy said.
The party is also a kick-off to the Dole Institute’s 10 year anniversary, which will be celebrated throughout the year through various events.