There is a reason that root beer is called root beer. Charles Elmer Hires was the first to successful market a commercial brand. He debuted the drink at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. He was a teetotaler and wanted to call it root tea. He figured, however, that Pennsylvania coal miners would more likely buy the product if he called it root beer
And that is why it’s called root beer.
Root tea William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-18-18
Paul Peters Ultra Marathons For Giving Tuesday — Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27).
Manor College will mark the occasion by having attorney and ultra-marathoner Paul S. Peters run for 12 straight hours on treadmills.
“I decided to offer to help Manor College on Giving Tuesday due to my different connections to Manor, and love for Manor’s mission, values, and overall impact on students and Montgomery County,” says Peters. “I have the honor of serving Manor’s Board of Trustees on the Advancement Committee, which has allowed me to clearly learn the mission and values of Manor. Manor also afforded me my first opportunity to teach, for which I am forever grateful.”
Peters will start at 7 a.m. He anticipates that he will run about at least two marathons over the course of the 12 hours, switching back and forth between two treadmills. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members will also participate.
“Through this somewhat quirky effort, we are going to have a fun time bringing together our entire campus community—students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends—to celebrate what makes Manor College a great place to be while supporting one another and bringing awareness to the need for student scholarship,” notes Director of Advancement, Kimberly Hamm.
Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, has seen amazing evolution in the last three years. Despite declining trends in higher education, Manor has posted enrollment increase, financial stability, and greater philanthropic support.
Paul Peters Ultra Marathons For Giving Tuesday
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