ATLANTA - The Carter Center has announced that the birthday celebration that was planned at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum has been moved to Saturday because of a possible government shutdown. The birthday celebration from noon to 4 p.m. will include admission for just 99 cents (free for children ages 16 and under), crafts, games, trivia and a showing of "All the President's Men" at 1 p.m. There will also be food trucks in the library's parking area and the interactive birthday mosaic will be on display.
If the government shutdown is avoided, the birthday celebration will continue on Sunday, including 99-cent admission. There will also be a naturalization service to welcome 99 new U.S. citizens in honor of his birthday at 10 a.m.
The Carter Center is asking everyone to use #JimmyCarter99 on social media for birthday tributes.
In less than two weeks, the nation will celebrate a monumental occasion - the 99th birthday of former President Jimmy Carter. The man who had once occupied the highest office in the land is the country's oldest living president, and the anticipation is building as his birthday, Oct. 1, draws near.
The Carter Presidential Library and Museum has decided to mark this extraordinary milestone in a truly special way. They are sharing a heartwarming video online that invites people from all corners of the nation to join in and send their heartfelt birthday wishes to the former president.
The Carter Center is also planning to host a big birthday party and a screening of the 1977 film "All the President's Men." This iconic movie, which chronicled the Watergate scandal, was a significant part of President Carter's era, and it was a fitting choice for this occasion.
Also, in a nod to President Carter's age, the library and museum will offer admission for the day at the astonishingly low price of just 99 cents. Children and teenagers under 16 will be admitted absolutely free.
Additionally, admirers are also invited to sign a virtual birthday card for the former president or submit a photo of yourself to become part of an intricate mosaic. And, if you decide to share a birthday wish online, use the social media hashtag #JimmyCarter99.