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Dedication of St. Joseph's Boathouse, First New One on the Schuylkill in 98 Years, Set for June 15.

PHILADELPHIA -- Key figures in the movement that led to the building of the first boathouse on the banks of the Schuylkill in nearly a century will share the limelight limelight: see calcium oxide.
limelight

Early form of theatrical lighting. The incandescent calcium light invented by Thomas Drummond in 1816 was first employed in a theatre in 1837 and was widely used by the 1860s.
 at dedication ceremonies with an anticipated audience of hundreds of supporters from St. Joseph's Preparatory School preparatory school: see school.
preparatory school

School that prepares students for entrance to a higher school. In Europe, where secondary education has been selective, preparatory schools have been those that catered to pupils wishing to enter
 and St. Joseph's University. They will share in the official opening of the Robert M. Gillin, Jr., Boathouse, home of the J. Vincent Taggart, S.J., Rowing Center, that will be shared by both institutions.
  DATE:   Saturday, June 15  TIME: 12 Noon
  PLACE:  2200 John B. Kelly Drive (1000-meter mark, south of the
          Strawberry Mansion Bridge)
  Principals in the program:
  Rev. David A. Sauter, S.J., President, St. Joseph's Prep School
  Rev. Nicholas S. Rashford, S.J., President, St. Joseph's University
  Hon. Michael A. Nutter, SJP `75, Philadelphia District 4 Councilman
  William Mifflin, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Commission
  Henry A. Backe, SJP `48, who pioneered the movement for building a
   St. Joseph's boathouse
  Andrew W. Hill, SJP `69, member of SJP Board of Trustees, who spearheaded
   the fund-raising campaign for the project
  Daniel Cullen, representative of Nason & Cullen, Inc., builder
  James P. Murray, SJP `59, SJP Director of Athletics
  Dominic DiJuilia, Asst. V.P. & Director of Athletics, St. Joseph's
   University
  John C. Bannan, SJP `69, SJU `73, St. Joseph's University Rowing
   Coach
  Kit Vallhonrat, St. Joseph's Prep Rowing Coach
  Eustace Wolfington, Trustee, St. Joseph's University
  Mrs. Martie (Robert) Gillin, mother of Robert M. Gillin, for whom the
   boathouse is named.
  Representatives of the Schuylkill Navy and past rowing champions of St.
   Joseph's Prep, including the members of V8 crew that won the Princess
   Elizabeth Challenge Cup on the 2000 Royal Henley Regatta.


A large turnout is expected of the more than 950 SJP SJP Sarah Jessica Parker (actress)
SJP Students for Justice in Palestine
SJP St. John's Preparatory School
SJP Society of Japanese Pharmacopoeia
SJP Singapore Justice Party
SJP Saint Joseph's Preparatory School
 families who pledged more than $2 million in support of the project.

The St. Joseph's Boathouse is a two-story structure with an attractive stone facade facade (fəsäd`), exterior face or wall of a building. The term implies ordered placement of its openings and other features and thus seems inapplicable to a wall without design. . The 8,860-sq.-ft. first floor has four bays, a 270-sq.-ft. veranda with a beautiful view of the river. The 6,680-sq.-ft. second floor has two common areas for meetings and out-of-water instruction. It also features large windows, an elevator elevator, in machinery
elevator, in machinery, device for transporting people or goods from one level to another. The term is applied to the enclosed structures as well as the open platforms used to provide vertical transportation in buildings, large ships,
, bathroom facilities and a 750-sq.-ft. deck.

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