Bridgewater College celebrates National Eagle Day with special guests

bridgewater collegeJune 20 is National Eagle Day, and Bridgewater College is celebrating the avian appreciation day with its beloved mascot, Ernie the Eagle, and special guest Regis, a bald eagle from Three Rivers Avian Center in West Virginia.

Join the celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, on the campus mall. The event features a special avian presentation (bring your lawn chairs!) from 6 to 7 p.m. with birds from Three Rivers including Regis, a falcon, hawk and an owl. Additional activities include the chance to take pictures with Ernie the Eagle, as well as face painting, coloring and crafts for children.

Mama’s Caboose and Kona Ice food trucks will be onsite with food available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is encouraged at

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to nearly 1,900 undergraduate students.

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