Gov. Branstad to give Waverly students tour after White House cancelation Print
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Friday, 22 March 2013 12:43

St. Paul’s Lutheran School students were set to visit The White House until their visit was canceled earlier this month

(DES MOINES) -  Gov. Terry Branstad today announced he will give students of St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa, a tour of Terrace Hill and a “behind the scenes” tour of the governor’s office after the White House abruptly canceled the students’ planned tour earlier this month. The students will visit Des Moines on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

“I am pleased the students from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Waverly will be able to visit Terrace Hill and the State Capitol,” said Branstad. “Just like in Washington, our Legislature is split among political parties, but we are still able to work together to better our state. I was disappointed to learn The White House canceled the students’ tour, but I hope a tour of Terrace Hill and the governor’s office will be a small consolation.”

Earlier this month, the students were the focus of an ABC News story about The White House’s cancelation of tours following sequestration.  The students launched a Facebook campaign in hopes of The White House reinstating the tours, but the students were denied their tour when visiting on March 16th.

The following portion of the students’ visit is open to the press:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

10 a.m. Gov. Branstad gives Waverly St. Paul’s Lutheran School students tour of Terrace Hill

Terrace Hill

2300 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA

 

11:30 a.m. Gov. Branstad gives Waverly St. Paul’s Lutheran School students tour of Governor’s Formal Office

Governor’s Formal Office

State Capitol

Des Moines, IA

 

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