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Hosted by the Eisenhower Institute, special guest Susan Eisenhower will share her memories of the White House during her grandfather’s administration at the White House Dinner on Saturday, June 16th. Guests will enjoy an extraordinary dinner and fine wines – made up of favorite recipes from Scheib and Eisenhower’s years in the White House.

Susan Eisenhower is the Eisenhower Institute’s Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs. She was a founding director and the first president of the Eisenhower Institute, where she became known for her work in the former Soviet Union and in the energy field. Eisenhoweralso serves as President of the Eisenhower Group, Inc., which provides strategic counsel on political and business projects.

Eisenhower has served on several blue ribbon commissions, most recently the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, in addition to the Baker-Cutler Commission on US funded nuclear nonproliferation programs in Russia. In 2011, Eisenhower was appointed to the Dept. of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee. Previously, she worked on the NASA Advisory Council and the National Academy of Sciences’ standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control. Eisenhower has been a Fellow at Harvard’s JFK School of Government’s Institute of Politics and a Distinguished Fellow atthe Nixon Center. She currently sits on the boards of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Energy Future Coalition, and the MIT Energy Initiative, and is an advisor to the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

At Gettysburg College, Eisenhower offers he rundergraduate program, Strategy & Leadership in Transformational Times, which highlights the vital intersection between strategy and leadership while emphasizing the truly transformational times we are living in today.

Reserve your tickets at GettysburgFestival.org.

Beech Springs Farm is one of the most picturesque corners of Adams County – and on Friday, May 18, it will be transformed into Provence for an evening. In partnership with gracious hosts Jayne and Bill Shord, Walter Scheib, former White House Chef, designed and will host this glorious evening, featuring an exquisite French-inspired menu, live music and a one-of-a-kind auction. The Festival’s premier culinary partner, Chef Claude Rodier of the Wyndham Gettysburg, drew on his French training and heritage to create the evening’s exquisite menu, which will be served alfresco in the lush gardens of Beech Springs Farm. The menu includes such mouthwatering delicacies as:

  • Pissaladiere Nicoise
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad with Tuna in Olive Oil and Nicoise Olives
  • Steamed Mussels with Fennel and Saffron
  • Roasted Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Jus
  • Whole Roasted Free Range Chicken with Rosemary and Citrus
  • Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic, Thyme and Rosemary
  • “Petit Farcis Nicois” Small Stuffed Vegetables

The desserts, of course, will be heavenly, including Chocolate “Pot De Crème”, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tart, Authentic Napoleon, Lemon Tart from Menton, and the unusual Swiss Chard Tort with Raisins and Pine Nuts. Beer, wine, and signature cocktail are included in the ticket price of $125 per person and $200 per couple. An auction will enliven the evening, while raising funds to support the celebration of American arts and culture. Culinary items on the block will include White House Dinner for 10 with former White House Chef Walter Scheib; Eastern Shore Dinner for 6 with Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan and Ed Riggs; Wine Tasting for 8 at the home of Monica Oss and Jay Mackie; Italian Dinner for 6 with Edie Jardine and Dan Mangan; and a Cooking Class for 6 at The Stone Kitchen. With so many great artists associated with the Festival, there will be a feast of visual art available for bidding:

  • Art Lover’s Package, including Alum House, original art by Plein Air Artist Ann Crostic, two tickets to the Edible Art Tour and a copy of Pleasure Palaces, the Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem.
  • “Winter’s Warriors”, an original colored pencil drawing by Amy Lindenberger, rendered in a range of French Grays and depicting  a portion of the monument of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteers, and behind the monument, an old oak tree.
  • “Lincoln Riding the Circuit”, an original oil painting by Lincoln artist Wendy Allen. Lincoln spent most of his legal career in the saddle, riding the Eighth Judicial Circuit, covering thousands of prairie miles and watching thousands of sunsets over vast open landscapes.  Lincoln always said these were the happiest years of his life.
  • “Floral Study in Azure and Violet”, First Edition Photograph by Dan Mangan. This faux color, impressionist pastel of wild florals was filmed in late October stimulating the senses with its soft colorization. This signed, limited edited photograph is on canvas, framed, and measures 26̎ x 18̎ wide.
  • Handmade Braided Rug by Catharine Roth, a native of Orrtanna who learned the art of rug braiding from her mother and various mentors.  She is a musician, viticulturist and writer, and is presently a gardener at Beech Springs Farm, which was her family home for many years.  Catharine’s hand braided rugs are constructed from recycled materials, primarily woolens.  The dimensions for the rug donated by Catharine are 3′ x 4′ and the primary colors are maroon, black and gray.

Supporters will also be able to bid on a Philadelphia Getaway, a Weekend Package in New Oxford, and two V.I.P. tickets, including two orchestra seats and a meet and greet with Lily Tomlin on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg. This event is sure to be an unforgettable evening – concluding with a spectacular sunset view. Tickets are still available, and all of funds raised support the wonderful Festival programming, more than half of which is free!

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If You Decide to Go…
Sunset Garden Party
Beech Springs Farm, Orrtanna
Friday, May 18, 2012
5:30 – 8:30 pm
$125 pp/$200 couple

RSVP by May 11. Dress is business/casual, but in true “garden party” style, ladies are welcome to wear hats.

For more information on Gettysburg Festival events including tickets: GettysburgFestival.org, 717-334-0853.

By Karen Hendricks, PR/Marketing Director

In 1963, the all-girl band The Angels charted a number one hit that you probably recognize–“My Boyfriend’s Back.”  One of their follow-up 45s included the B-side “Thank You and Goodnight” which turned out to be a surprise hit.  Classic American 50s and 60s music is full of colorful and fascinating trivia!

But “Thank You and Goodnight” is exactly what we said to about 150 guests who attended the Festival’s recent Sock Hop at the Wyndham Gettysburg.  Chef Claude Rodier knocked the socks off our Sock Hop attendees with a fabulous menu, in cooperation with our beloved former White House Chef Walter Scheib, Artistic Director for the Festival’s Culinary Arts Events.

An All-American Classic: Cheeseburger Sliders by Chef Claude Rodier

The doo-wop group Chromed Classics also charmed guests and set the musical tone for the evening:

We also thank Battlefield Harley-Davidson for their generous gift of a shiny 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Bob, as many guests purchased raffle tickets to try their luck at winning this fabulous motorcycle.  Stay tuned, as the winner will be pulled during the June 9 Blues, Beer & BBQ event.

But perhaps the real star of the evening was the fabulous Hagerstown-based dance group, the Hub City Lindy Hop.  Entertaining DJ Bob Mathers was spinning toe-tapping tunes, and they did not miss a beat.

Thanks also go out to:  Mr. Ed of Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium for his generous gift of nostalgic candy, including Mary Jane’s, and Mari Killian and friends from Just Shoot Us Now for bringing their unique photo booth.

We are especially thankful to guests who took time to write or call expressing their appreciation for the themed evening.  The following message is just one example:

“…a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed the Sock Hop last Saturday night. From beginning to end, this was the best dance of its type that we have attended. The venue, the dance floor, the music, the food and the entertainment as a whole made for a perfect night of fun and dance. We hope that this event was a successful fund raiser for your organization and we look forward to your future events this summer.”

Again, “Thank You and Goodnight”—but only until our next Festival event, around the corner!  Save the date of May 18 for our next themed fundraiser event, a Sunset Garden Party, and of course save the dates of June 8-17 with plenty of fun programming made possible by generous contributions from Friends of the Festival and fundraising events, with the emphasis on FUN, such as the Sock Hop!

To enjoy a photo album from the Sock Hop click here.

By Alice Estrada, Festival Executive Director

Nothing better to get you in the summertime spirit than sipping margaritas and listening to some awesome reggae as you relax beside the tropical pool of the most beautiful estate in Central PA.  And you can do just that on May 21st at the Festival’s Key West Style Cookout, an amazing culinary/fundraiser event. Jane and Mike Rice are among the most gracious hosts you will ever meet. In spite of the grand surroundings one can’t help but feel relaxed and welcomed. Maybe it’s Jane’s hugs or Mike’s easy conversation (and of course a couple of margaritas don’t hurt), but you are guaranteed a chillaxing time.

And the best part of this party is that it is all for a good cause. This event raises significant funds for the Gettysburg Festival which in turn affords the Festival the opportunity to present many concerts and exhibits at a moderate cost or even for free. Not only are the arts good for the spirit, they are good for the economy too.

Scott & Barbara Hartman with White House Chef Walter Scheib

PA Iron Chef Mark Pawlowski

We are proud of the fact that the Gettysburg Festival displays Gettysburg’s appeal to a national audience, showcasing the great arts and culture that we have to offer.  Join us for a truly memorable event, support a great cause, and ohI almost forgot to mention─former White House Chef, Walter Scheib is back again and partnering with those handsome PA Iron Chefs to present the most exquisite Key West cuisine you will have anywhere . . . even in Key West!

 

 

 

 

PA Iron Chef David Stoltzfus

By Lyndsey Ford, Gettysburg Festival Intern, Harrisburg Area Community College

Zesty Salsa! Ole!

An authentic taste of the Southwest here in Pennsylvania? And using PA products? I can vouch for it – it truly happened at the Gettysburg Festival’s “Culinary Adventure.”

The exquisite setting was the estate of Mike and Jane Rice in New Oxford, on May 22, 2010.  I partook in some of the finest food that PA has to offer. And let me tell you that PA has a lot to offer in ways we may not even think of. As the only Pennsylvania arts Festival that includes the culinary arts as part of its interdisciplinary events, the Gettysburg Festival highlights cuisine and PA food in a way no other Arts Festival can.

Shrimp: From Shellfish to the Shell of a Taco

“A Culinary Adventure” incorporated local PA produce and products, from trout to cheese to mushrooms, with the cuisine of the world. Under the direction of former White House Executive Chef and Culinary Arts Director of the Gettysburg Festival, Chef Walter Schieb, the fundraiser included such diverse cuisine as Caribbean, Asian, Continental and the American Southwest. Each station consisted of a unique menu from each of the four PA Iron Chefs. For me the highlight of the evening was the American Southwest station (the shrimp tacos were so good I had to go back for seconds instead of more dessert). The station truly blended our own PA cuisine into innovative and imaginative southwestern dishes. Iron Chef team leader Mark Pawlowski managed to highlight PA products such as rabbit, mushrooms and vegetables of every kind, in his interpretation of gazpacho, rabbit confit and even black bean chili.

The Festival fundraiser highlighted why the culinary arts are as much a part of the arts as every other genre we showcase here at the upcoming June Gettysburg Festival. From downhome style BBQ at the June 25 Blues, Beer and BBQ event to the steakhouse feel at Hauser Estate Winery at our Steakhouse with a View event on June 23. The lineup shows just how varied and broad the culinary arts can be. And don’t forget… it truly is an art form! Case in point, check out Food  Network star and Chef James Parker who will be showcasing his “Veggy Art” at the Edible Art Tour during the first night Festival kickoff on June 18.

This year’s Gettysburg Festival Fundraiser was a rousing success on many levels. But as a “foodie” I think it especially demonstrates why the culinary arts holds its own as an art form. This year I look forward to continuing to work behind the scenes as a Festival intern and a culinary liaison during ten amazing events. Take some time to peek at the menus and unique locations, then join us here this year from June 18 to June 27 to experience the civil, and culinary, side of the Festival. Bon Appetite!

"Men in White"... Chef Walter Scheib introduces the four PA Iron Chefs

By Karen Hendricks, Festival PR/Marketing Director

 There is a lot “cooking” at the Gettysburg Festival these days.  Ok, poor pun aside, the culinary arts are alive and well in Pennsylvania, and Gettysburg will be the epicenter this summer, bringing together excellent chefs, outstanding agricultural products, and arguably the most creative and unique culinary events in the entire state.  The interwoven farm-to-table philosophy is one of the most popular culinary trends today.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Culinary Society, recognizes one outstanding Pennsylvania chef annually at the Gettysburg Festival, with the Governor’s Award for the Culinary Arts.  The basis for the award?  A chef, restaurant owner, partner or individual who employs this farm-to-table philosophy with artistic and expressive flair, while educating his or her diners and peers about the state’s rich agricultural industry.  

Nominations are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Governor’s Award for the Culinary Arts, through the Department of Agriculture’s PA Preferred website or by calling Frank Jurbala at 717-783-8462.  For more information on the award visit http://www.papreferred.com/page/govaward.aspx

The 2009 award winner, Christopher O’Brien, is executive chef at the Hyeholde Restaurant in Moon Township, Allegheny County.  He explains what the award has meant to him personally:

The Governor’s award has reaffirmed my commitment to using local, farm-raised products in our restaurants.  It has also connected me with more local farmers, allowing me to support and showcase  their products.  It has been a personal passion of mine to use products from this great state of Pennsylvania.  I hope to put together a cookbook featuring PA’s farms and the recipes they have inspired me to create.”

Who will win the 2010 award?  Stay tuned….

In the meantime, check your calendars for this Saturday, May 22 and join us at Festival’s “Culinary Adventure” Fundraising Event.  Click here for more details, a salivating menu, and tickets.  There are a limited quantity of tickets still available!  The event is sponsored by one of our fine media partners, Susquehanna Style Magazine.

The Festival’s entire lineup of ten fantastic culinary events designed by former White House Chef Walter Scheib offers something for everyone’s tastebuds.  Among this amazing lineup is a PA-themed dinner set directly on a beautiful PA farm where the 2010 Governor’s Award for the Culinary Arts will be unveiled.  As Walter likes to say, “Some people like jazz, some people like the theater, some people like art, and so on and so on…. but EVERYONE like to eat!”  We are excited to share all the tantalizing “ingredients” for the Festival’s culinary events with you.  Click here to explore the entire culinary lineup complete with menus.  Cheers!

By Buzz Jones, Festival Artistic Director for Jazz, and Professor of Music at Gettysburg College

I remember well John Pizzarelli’s first visit to Gettysburg in May 2007.  John got into town about 2 pm to rehearse with my big band at the Majestic. We had a great time going through the charts John Clayton had arranged for his Dear Mr. Sinatra release in 2006. It was a magical night of music-making enjoyed by everyone in attendance. His tongue-in-cheek I Love Jersey Best was hilarious!

John is the consummate New York jazz musician with an incredible command of the Great American Songbook and, of course, jazz guitar.  We ended up hanging out at the Lincoln Diner until 2 am. I remember John saying “I’d love to come back sometime… what a beautiful theater and your musicians were great.”  So… he’s back with his NYC quartet for a June 25 performance featuring a wonderful assortment of jazz standards and new music from his just-released CD Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute to Duke Ellington, plus a few tunes from his Richard Rodgers tribute CD With A Song In My Heart…. check out Johnny One Note from the 1937 musical Babes in Arms

Remember the classic Nat “King” Cole tune, Route 66?  Click here for a YouTube clip of John Pizzarelli’s fun rendition.

John Pizzarelli

Joe McCarthy of Afro Bop Alliance - with his Latin Grammy!

I talked with lots of folks at the ’09 festival who wanted to hear some Latin jazz so Afro Bop Alliance will be with us for a June 24 performance.  We are offering this as a FREE performance at the Festival Main Stage.  The group is an Afro Cuban septet of Washington, DC’s leading Latin jazz musicians.  They collaborated with vibraphonist Dave Samuels a few years back and won the 2008 Grammy for best Latin Jazz album. I brought them to Gettysburg College for a Brown Bag Jazz event about five years ago and the students loved them. The band’s 2007 release Camina Nuevo is one of my favorites and will give you the flavor of ABA’s tight ensemble playing and fiery solos.  Former White House Chef Walter Scheib is even putting together a spicy Caribbean Cookout in conjunction with the concert, so join us that night for great music AND a food fest!  

Caribbean Cookout tickets will be on sale soon, but in the meantime save the dates, June 24 and June 25, and reserve your tickets for John Pizzarelli at the Majestic Theater, (717) 337-8200.

The first snowfall of winter is melting away at the Festival office...

By Karen Hendricks, Festival PR/Marketing Director

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from the Gettysburg Festival!  The holiday season truly is “the most wonderful time of the year,” but the festival season is also upon us with less than six action-packed months until the 2010 Festival.  And for that reason, it’s also “the most wonderful time of the year” as the Gettysburg Festival office is transformed into an exciting whirlwind of activity.  I’ll even drop a few hints about 2010 highlight events in a moment…

The Festival's new Director of Development, Mary Lynn Billitteri, with husband Tom, enjoyed meeting Friends and volunteers, in between putting together exciting, new Festival sponsorships.

A Festival Open House set the holiday tone in early December, as we welcomed all volunteers and 2009 Friends of the Festival.  These warm and extremely supportive friends form the backbone of the June Festival, lending a helping hand with everything from office support, to transportation, monetary contributions, and serving as the friendly faces that welcome attendees to Festival events in June.  It’s so appropriate to recognize these key contributors during this season of giving.

Cheers! Brass Volunteer Ann Mease-Shiner toasts a successful 2009 Festival.

Speaking of giving, the Festival presented a holiday gift to the Borough of Gettysburg at the December Borough Council meeting.  Blue Lincoln, a massive painting by the 09 Festival artist Hunt Slonem, will now be on display to the public at Borough Hall.   Mayor William Troxell said of this $24,000 gift, “I think this magnificent painting is representative of not only the enduring legacy of President Lincoln, but also of the significance of the arts in Gettysburg.  We are truly blessed to have The Gettysburg Festival taking place in our borough every June.  We have always welcomed visitors attracted by Gettysburg’s history; now we are seeing more and more visitors coming for the Gettysburg Festival’s arts and culture as well.”

Bernie Yannetti, the Festival's Chairman of the Board of Trustees, presents "Blue Lincoln" to Mayor Troxell and members of Borough Council. The painting is almost as tall as the Mayor!

So as we wrap up 2009 and look forward to 2010, Festival plans are sizzling and percolating, (appropriate choice of words since many of our most popular events are of the culinary variety).  Here are a few tidbits to whet your appetite: 

  • Walter Scheib, returning as Artistic Director of Culinary Events in 2010, is designing an amazing, mouth-watering culinary lineup… including a repeat of the fun brunch event that sold out in 2009, plus a newly-designed formal dinner on a stage, a Caribbean-style cookout, and much more.  Stay tuned for more details!
  • Ben Jones is putting the finishing touches on the 2010 lineup, which will again offer about 20 concerts entirely free of charge to the public.  After showcasing such critically-acclaimed brass performers as Gramercy Brass Orchestra in 2008 and the River City Brass in 2009, we are looking north to a city known for its beans… to find our highlight brass performers for 2010. 
  • One of Gettysburg’s most popular arts and cultural events for the past dozen years, the annual History Meets the Arts Festival will be part of the Gettysburg Festival in 2010.  This will put Gettysburg’s unique downtown galleries in the spotlight.   In case you missed the official announcement a few weeks ago, click here for more details:   http://www.gettysburgfestival.org/media/news_detail.asp?news_id=59
  • We are also proud to announce that WITF is once again partnering with the Festival as media sponsor.  This dynamic PBS and NPR affiliate is especially proud to promote a Festival-opening event set for June 18.  Let’s just say it’s going to be a wonderful event at the TOP of our lineup.
  • Buzz Jones is designing a fun and creative jazz lineup for 2010.  Events that cross-promote various genres of the arts have
    Buzz Jones, June 2009

    found the most success, and this year’s jazz lineup integrates that principal.  One of the jazz acts will be showcased within Walter’s afore-mentioned Caribbean-style cookout—fun!  Another jazz act will feature the music of “the chairman of the board” known for his hat and “old blue eyes.”  (more cheesy clues)

  • Speaking of hats, the Festival has found an enthusiastic partner “across the pond” in the DERBYshire region of the UK.  This partnership will bring an entirely new dimension to the Festival, while relying on a series of works from the 1800’s.  More details to come…

Well that’s enough for now.  We don’t want to let too many cats out of the bag.  There will be plenty of time for that in 2010—stay connected to the Festival via the website, e-newsletter, Facebook and Twitter as the plans for 2010 are revealed.  Here’s to a happy, healthy and artistic 2010!

Helpful Links:

Last chance to become a 2010 “Friend of the Festival” while enjoying the tax credit for 2009:  http://www.gettysburgfestival.org/support/index.asp

Become a Fan of the Festival on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TheGettysburgFestival

By Karen Hendricks, Festival PR/Marketing Director

Although the preparation and planning has been a year in the making, the first weekend of the Festival has gone by in the blink of an eye. It’s been a wonderful kaleidoscope of events – from Thursday night’s powerful River City Brass concert, to thoughtful conversations with Festival artists at Sunday afternoon’s reception at the Sewing Factory Gallery. The highlight, of course, was the beautifully moving Gettysburg Festival Orchestra concert which concluded with the one and only James Earl Jones narrating A Lincoln Portrait. Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds of attendees at the Festival Main Stage throughout the day Saturday. The brass played on!  One of the most powerful and moving pieces of music was the National Anthem as performed by the Lancers Senior Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps of Hanover, PA.  WOW!

You can enjoy images of the first weekend by Gettysburg Times photographer Darryl Wheeler:  http://gettysburgtimes.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=781521&CategoryID=45246&ListSubAlbums=0

Performances aside, there are so many amazing, behind-the-scenes stories unfolding that it’s impossible to capture and write about them all!  But I will share just a few that have stuck with me.

Friday evening, I was coordinating with a local television crew doing a live shot from Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square, where Festival brass concerts were taking place.  The reporter was interviewing the Festival’s Artistic Director for Culinary Arts, Walter Scheib, who, as a former White House chef, was wearing his chef coat emblazoned with his name, the American flag and U.S. seal.  As the interview wrapped up, a couple came walking past, staring at his chef’s coat which evidently had made quite an impression on them.  I was sure they were gawking at the fact that they were seeing a former White House chef directly on the town square in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Then they approached him, asking Walter if his name was truly “Scheib.”  Coincidentally, this couple, visiting from Philadelphia, shared his surname of “Scheib.”  (Walter later told me he had never met anyone with the German name of Scheib outside of his family!)  So Mr. and Mrs. Scheib of Philadelphia shared a few minutes of conversation with Chef Walter Scheib, formerly of the White House, for a few minutes on Lincoln Square in the midst of the Gettysburg Festival. 

Another fun behind-the-scenes event took place Friday evening following the Festival’s signature event for 2009, the performance by the Gettysburg Festival Orchestra featuring James Earl Jones.  My dear friend, Fred Snyder of Gettysburg’s WGET Radio, experienced one of the biggest thrills of his life, and I was so happy to share in it alongside him.  Fred, an avid baseball fan (although I refuse to mention his favorite team!) as well as a James Earl Jones fan, has a favorite movie that combines these two passions:  Field of Dreams.  Fred actually had the foresight to slip a brand-new baseball into his pocket on the way to the theater that night.  As we were standing at the Dessert Reception held in James Earl Jones’ honor following the performance, Fred caught sight of our honored guest slipping away from the reception.  Fred, who is not exactly young or physically fit (sorry, Fred!), dashed after his idol.  A minute later, a flushed Fred came dashing back to the reception with the excitement of a little leaguer who had just caught a fly baseball in right field.  His fingers gripped a baseball bearing the signature of non other than James Earl Jones.  And his grin literally went from ear-to-ear.  His voice, normally deep and resonant through the radio airwaves, hit octaves it probably hadn’t reached since 1955.  “He signed my baseball!  Look!  James Earl Jones signed my baseball!” 

And as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. 

James Earl Jones himself signed it!

James Earl Jones himself signed it!

Fred Snyder of WGET Radio holding his signed baseball.
Fred Snyder of WGET Radio holding his signed baseball.

alice-estradaBy Alice Estrada, Gettysburg Festival Executive Vice-President

April 7, 2009

 

If you like exceptional cuisine in surroundings beyond description, then look no further to this one of a kind, extraordinary fundraiser brought to you by the Gettysburg Festival.  “An American Culinary Adventure” on May 30, 3009 will  be prepared by the master of all chefs, Walter Scheib (White House Executive Chef 1994-2005).  This exclusive event will feature multiple dining stations showcasing the best Pennsylvania has to offer, incorporated into delicious White House recipes.  As you wander around the magnificent estate of Utz potato chip magnets Jane and Mike Rice, not only will you enjoy fabulous food, but beautiful art and gardens, as well as enchanting entertainment.

 

This will truly be an amazing evening.  You will enjoy every moment, and we intentionally designed it so that you will be able to fully appreciate this one-of-a-kind home and socialize all evening with a variety of guests as you definitely will plunge into sensory overload.

 

Call our offices for ticketing information, 717-334-0853.  Hope to see you on May 30th for an adventure like no other!