WACO (January 15, 2013)--Baylor University will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Pepper Hour Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Dr. Pepper Hour started out as Matinee Coffee Hour in 1952 when Assistant Dean of the Student Union Building Marie Mathis began serving coffee once a week.
The event was accompanied by piano music and board games to give students and faculty an opportunity to escape the school day.
The drinks served evolved into hot chocolate and Coca-Cola until 1997, when Dr. Pepper became the official soft drink of the university.
Tuesday, students, faculty and staff will gather in the Barfield Drawing Room while enjoying a Dr. Pepper float.
The celebration will include a chalkboard photo booth with various Dr. Pepper-related props and a representative from the Dr. Pepper Museum will present a bottle timeline to show the progression of the Dr. Pepper bottle.
Students are also being asked to tweet back at Baylor Student Activities (@BaylorSA) and share their favorite thing about Dr. Pepper Hour using the hash tag #DPH60.
Students who submit a tweet to student activities will be entered into a drawing to receive a Dr. Pepper commemorative art piece.
The fun will take place in the Barfield Drawing Room on the second floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center.