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Pres. Hinckley Plans to Spend Birthday at Building Dedication

Pres. Hinckley Plans to Spend Birthday at Building Dedication

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- It's quite a birthday gift. On Saturday, Gordon B. Hinckley, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is scheduled to spend his 97th birthday at the dedication of a building named after him on the campus of Brigham Young University.

President Hinckley celebrated his birthday last year turning over the first shovel of dirt at the groundbreaking for the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

President Hinckley and his son, Elder Richard G. Hinckley of the church's First Quorum on the Seventy, will offer the dedicatory prayer for the $35-million building.

The building dominates the BYU skyline at the school's main entrance and provides what school officials describe as a new "front gate" to the school's campus. It was built on the site of the old alumni house.

More than 70,000 people donated money for the construction of the monument to President Hinckley.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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