Blagojevich attends re-created
White House state dinner
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[APRIL 19, 2005]
Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his wife, first lady Patti Blagojevich,
attended a re-created White House state dinner on Monday evening at
the Prairie Capital Convention Center.
The event featured a Lincoln-era menu
and 19th-century music courtesy of the 312th Army Band. The first
David Herbert Donald Prize for Excellence in Lincoln Studies was
presented to its namesake, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the
definitive one-volume Lincoln biography.
The dinner was hosted by the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the
foundation, a private, not-for-profit organization whose primary
mission is to support the exhibits and programs of the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
[News release from the governor's