Local Mascot Celebrates 215th Birthday

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-A local mascot celebrated a big birthday Saturday.

Washburn University's mascot the Ichabod had a surprise birthday party Saturday. The Ichabod turned 215 years old.

President of Washburn, Dr. Jerry Farley gave him bow ties and a new jersey for a birthday gift.

Family, friends and fans celebrated at Memorial Union on campus for Family Day, which included games and cupcakes.

President Dr. Farley also gave the Ichabod a new "Bodmobile."