Event: 2nd Annual Baguette Relay Race at PAUL
Added by lperry , 09 Jul 2012
Taking place 14 Jul 2012 (Single Day Event)
French Maids + Baguettes = Good Times! Last year, after only being open for 2 months, famed French bakery PAUL created a new Bastille Day tradition on Pennsylvania Ave. Throngs of patrons showed up – even dressed in chef’s outfits and as French Maids in stilettos! – to “quick-walk” laps around the US Navy Memorial Plaza for a July 14th “Bastille Day Baguette Relay Race”. The winning team won $25 gift cards to PAUL, and all had a good time!
We invite the public to join in the fun and participate in our 2nd Annual Baguette Relay Race on Saturday July 14th at 10:30am (Kids Race) and 11am (Adult Race). NOTE: Great photo-op! We have confirmation that there will be French Maids in stilettos participating in this year’s race as well!
What: BASTILLE DAY BAGUETTE RELAY RACE at PAUL Bakery and Café in Penn Quarter
To commemorate France’s National Holiday, PAUL – France’s leading bakery – invites the public to come have some fun and participate in our 2nd Annual “Baguette Relay Race” which will take place in front of PAUL in Penn Quarter, where relay team members will take turns fast-walking a lap around the plaza of the US Navy Memorial with a baguette in hand, in lieu of a traditional baton.
We'll divide up racers into four teams of six people. (And this year, we’ll even have a Kids race!) Each team will be led by a PAUL employee. Each racer will quick-walk one lap around the circle of the US Navy Memorial and then hand off his/her baguette (baton) to the next teammate. All members of each winning team will get a $25 gift card to PAUL. We'll be encouraging relay racers to sign up in advance on our FB page: Facebook.com/Paul1889.usa
When: Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 10:30am (Kids Race), and 11am (Adult Race)
PAUL Bakery and Café in Penn Qtr. (at the US Navy Memorial)
801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
About Bastille Day
Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. By capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king's power was no longer absolute: power should be based on the Nation and be limited by a separation of powers.
· PAUL was founded in 1889 by the Holder family and has continued baking bread in the traditional manner for over 120 years
· We are artisanal bakers, passionate about the craft of baking
· PAUL is France’s leading bakery
· PAUL is now present in over 25 countries
· There are nearly 500 PAUL bakery-cafés worldwide.
· PAUL opened its US Flagship bakery-café in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC on May 2, 2011. A second bakery opened in Georgetown on November 21, 2011. The third PAUL opened in the heart of DC at 1000 Connecticut Ave NW (Farragut North) on June 4, 2012.
· PAUL hopes to open two more bakery cafés in the DMV area this year, with more locations on the horizon in 2013.
For additional information, contact:
Lisa Amore for PAUL USA
Work: 202-506-3056; Mobile: 206-954-8006; email@example.com