Westtown celebrated its 200th birthday on May 15, 1999 with a parade of alumni, students, teachers and trustees that proceeded along the whole length of the Main Building, and eventually led to the great tent, 430 feet long and 180 feet wide, accommodating 500 tables for 10 people each. There we heard speeches, student essays, enjoyed the Call of the Decades, saw plays, and sang the Alma Mater. The day was the culmination of a whole year of celebration with symposia at the school and gatherings of Westonians all around the world. There were over 7,400 living alumni at the time of the Bicentennial.