President Millard Fillmore’s 213th birthday is in 2013, and East Aurora plans to do up a birthday bash for the country’s 13th president.
The Aurora Historical Society is dubbing it “Party for the President” and has begun accepting reservations for the event, which is set for Jan. 10 in the Roycroft Inn on South Grove Street.
A cocktail hour with a cash bar will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.
Dinner will be followed by the humorous and much-talked-about political commentary of “Millard Fillmore” – played by East Aurora Advertiser Publisher Grant M. Hamilton.
Hamilton will present the “Millard Mallard Award” to the politician who made the biggest political blunder in 2012.
Once again, the “president” will be joined by a surprise singing “guest” – portrayed by town historian and Aurora Historical Society Director Robert Lowell Goller. Past “guests” have included Sarah Palin, Queen Elizabeth II, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Fillmore moved in the mid-1820s to East Aurora, where he launched his law career and built a home for his bride, Abigail Powers Fillmore.
The Party for the President is a fundraiser for the Aurora Historical Society, which is spearheading an expansion of the National Historic Landmark Millard Fillmore Museum on Shearer Avenue.
The plans include the construction of a replica of Fillmore’s East Aurora law office and erecting a statue of the 13th president.
Seating for the birthday party dinner is limited, so early reservations are recommended. For the order form and more information, visit www.aurorahistoricalsociety.com or call 652-4735.