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Stanford look-alikes sought for parade

STANFORD -- The Stanford Centennial Operating Committee and the Stanford Historical Society aren't looking for just another pretty face: They're looking for Jane and Leland Stanford ringers.

A Jane and Leland Stanford Look-Alike Contest is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24, at noon in White Plaza on campus.

Contestants from the campus and the community are invited to "come in character," said organizer Mary Bartlett, assistant director of university relations. She said masks, make- up and masquerade all are appropriate. No advance registration is required.

Contestants should plan to arrive between noon and 12:15 p.m. Judging, by Stanford Historical Society board members, will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The winners, attired in costumes provided by the University, will ride the Stanford family carriage, recently restored by the historical society, that leads Stanford's Sept. 29 Homecoming Parade down Palm Drive to University Avenue. There, the mayor of Palo Alto will welcome them to a downtown tribute to the centennial celebration, including entertainment, food booths and festivities.

A dance on Stanford's Main Quadrangle will follow the celebration, beginning at 8 p.m. For more details on the contest and the parade, call Bartlett at (415) 723-6479.



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