Mt. Gretna Newsletter
Pa. "Not a place, but a spirit." Marlin Seiders (1927-2008)
May 1, 2011
It's May, it's May!
a town with a more than eight decades-long tradition of live theater,
the lyrics have a familiar ring: "It's
May, it's May . . .that lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Mt. Gretnans may not, as the tune from Lerner and Lowe's
"Camelot" suggests, frolic and "make divine mistakes,"
but they certainly do know how to have a good time. And May is
the month that proves now's as good a time as any to begin.
a month when stars like Shirley Jones (inset) drop in at the Playhouse
here for Broadway World's preview )
. . when the Summer Premiere (inset, right) welcomes returning
snowbirds who swap "what-we've-been-up-to-stories" with Mt.
A run for those who can't
. . when 600 triathaloners pour
into town to run, swim and cycle their way to a goal of athletic
achievement and raise maybe $30,000 for disabled athletes . . . .and
when those who spin the web of summer programs, Grand Illuminations and
assorted other seasonal celebrations shift into high gear.
It's also when Mt. Gretnans will begin making plans to hop aboard buses
this summer to save gas and sample out-of-town treats like Verdi's
at the Baltimore Symphony or take in the Chagall
at Philadelphia's Museum of Art.
In an era of $5-per-gallon gas, many will find it convenient this
summer to stick close to home, dining at nearby restaurants with offers
like the sumptuous four-course
Italian dinner Le Sorelle plans this month, or the Timbers
Dinner Theatre's rousing "Show Biz Tonight" musical
production that runs from mid-July to Labor Day. Other favorites for
both locals and out-of-towners include the Hideaway and Tony's
Mining Company, each
with their own specialties.
Then, to get things rolling, there's the return of those Monday night
soul-and-spirit-lifting Bluegrass sessions at La Cigale starting May 2.
Topping off things at the end of the month Saturday May 28 is a
neighbor-friendly sausage-and-pancake breakfast
Coming July 4: A Grand Illumination
you can meet practically everybody in town at the firehall.
A blockbuster beginning? Perhaps. But it's really just the start of a
summerful of satisfying experiences that lie just ahead. Most of them
are chronicled in this issue; others are slated to burst forth in the
coming weeks and months.
Yet all of them demand an unprecedented need for volunteers to again
energize the engine that makes it all go. In this issue, we list
opportunities (many which didn't even exist a decade ago) to contribute
to the experience and enrich the memories you'll carry away when Labor
Day weekend finally arrives.
But let there be no doubt. Ready or not, we're perched on the edge of
another summer... a time when all of Mt. Gretna is, as the song says,
brimming with fun.
Where you're needed this summer:
Opportunities for Mt. Gretna
volunteers, 90% of what goes on in Mt. Gretna each summer probably
might never happen. And as proven over more than a century, what
happens here each summer has a way of enriching lives, lifting values
along with spirits, and enhancing the memories of children and
Whether you're a newcomer or have lived here 30 years, you'll find that
everyone listed below will again welcome your offer to help this
Art Show: Linda Bell, 964-3270, Director, e-mail: MtGretnaArt@comcast.net
Art Show coordinators of volunteers: Saturday admission gates:
Sam Bonacci 964-3111. Sunday admission gates: Joe Shay,
964-2209; Office staff: Doug Leiby, 272-8871. Kids' Art Show:
Faith Mummau, 964-2212. Exhibitor traffic control: Fred Seltzer,
964-3763. Soldiers' Field and Philhaven area parking: Bob Dowd, 964-1106.
Booth sitters: Stacey Margut, 964-3366.
Mt. Gretna Tabernacle
Bible Festival: Don Zechman 653-8588 don@MtGretnaTabernacle.org or
Bruce Gettle 964-2319
Bird Club: Sid Hostetter and Evelyn Koppel firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.
964-3412. The group meets every Friday at 9:00 a.m., Chautauqua parking
Buzzard Busters: (Active November -March)
Max Hunsicker (click
to e-mail). Max's band of stalwarts ("The few, the proud, the
Buzzard Busters") needs volunteers who can encourage migrating
turkey vultures each fall to choose other roosts.
Organizers need volunteers to help with various projects, including the
annual carnival June 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call Rachel
Kim Beiler is this summer's playground coordinator. Telephone: 964-1830.
Chautauqua Summer Programs:
Snavely, 964-2191; email:
Rhoda Long, 964-3394 or 304-0248
Concession Stand at Playhouse:
Gary Shrawder, 272-2284 or email@example.com, says
he needs added help this year for all performances
Karen Lynch, 964-3505 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Joe
Shay, 964-1106 email@example.com
Who makes the grounds throughout the Campmeeting, Chautauqua and Mt.
Gretna Heights burst with color each
Lots of folks, all of whom love gardening, love their communities, and
love to share their passion with others.
Around the Playhouse, Peg Smith and Betty Miller (with mulching and
watering help from Peg's husband John) carefully landscape the grounds.
Tending to plants around the post office are Bill Care and Linda Bell.
Shirley Miller and Louise Doney nurture flower boxes at the Information
Center and also help with those hanging baskets around town. Carol
Morgan maintains the Fairy Garden, located between the Jigger Shop and
In Mt. Gretna Heights, Charlie Harris (click here to
e-mail) often organizes volunteer gardening projects. And in the
Campmeeting, Deborah Hurst (email)
coordinates gardening volunteer efforts. Debra Barnhart and Jane
Zellers care for the Butterfly Garden between First Street and Markwood
Avenue. Like to join them? Contact Peg, 964-2101, send her an email; or
contact one of the others by email, as noted above.
Governor Dick Environmental Center:
Opportunities available throughout the year, including trail
maintenance and Adopt-a-Garden volunteers. Janie Gockley 964-3808 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming: A July 4th Celebration
Grand Illumination Night (July 4)
A community-wide celebration of the nation's birthday, as only Mt.
Gretna can do it! Karl Gettle, 964-2292 or email@example.com
Carl Kane, 361-1508, or online at http://www.gretnamusic.org/volunteer
Renee Krizan, 964-3322
Pat and Mike Allwein, 964-2352
Fred Buch 1-800-242-3901, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; needed are
volunteers to serve as museum docents Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Pat Pinsler (email, or
964-3858) who coordinates volunteer activities, welcomes people who'd
like to serve on the society's committees.
Deborah Hurst, email@example.com
Mt. Gretna Tour of Homes:
Suzanne Stewart 361-1510
Fundraiser for the disabled
Mt. Gretna Triathlon: (May
See http://www.gotthenerve.org/volunteer.html; Needed
are volunteers to help with pre-race setups May 20 (12:00 p.m. - 6:00
p.m.) and post-race cleanup, starting 11:30 a.m. Mt. Gretna residents
especially needed to help direct traffic during the morning hours when
Lakeview Drive will be closed temporarily.
Music Under the Stars: (A fundraiser at the lake Aug.
27.) Rhoda Long, 304-0248 or 813-3880.
Rhoda Long coordinates refreshments at these recitals at the
Hewitt-McAnney Princeton Avenue residence; tel. 304-0248; or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Mike Dissinger (949-2367) schedules trail clean-up days; John Wengert
posts e-mail bulletins (email@example.com) for
other volunteer tasks -- including public relations, fundraising, and
trail development. Also needed: volunteers to staff the Root Beer
Barrel in Cornwall, Saturdays and Sundays from May through October.
Lebanon Valley Rails-to-Trails meets the first Wednesday of each month
at Cornwall Borough Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Summer Premiere (May 28)
Jessica Kosoff, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Debbie Clemens, 304-3915
Visitors' Information Center:
Kathy Snavely 964-2191, email@example.com;
Note: Prospective volunteers may also check in with a summer intern,
who is expected to be at the center this season.
Winterites: (October - April)
Donna Kaplan 964-2174.
As a Good Idea Fades, Hope Rises
for a Rebirth
Gretna's popular Saturday attraction, the French Country Market, won't
be back this summer.
Adding sparkle to Mt. Gretna's Saturday morning spirit, the market drew
small but enthusiastic crowds to the food stands outside John
Mitchell's La Cigale gallery of French Provencal tablecloths for the
past two years.
Entrepreneur Juanita Forbes (inset, far right) lit the creative
spark to lure sh
Exotic breads attracted loyal, but too few, buyers
from Mt. Gretna and surrounding areas into town each week. What brought
them was a splendid array of exotic breads from Philadelphia, fresh
vegetables from an organic farm and a tempting assortment of specialty
The offerings attracted customers who were loyal, but too few.
Their numbers simply weren't large enough to sustain the pioneering
effort, particularly when out-of-town vendors -- however much they
loved doing business in Mt. Gretna's friendly atmosphere -- had other
markets to choose from, all with greater numbers of prospective
customers in areas with larger populations. Being small sometimes has
its advantages, but not always, it seems. Especially in business.
Combined, those factors helped Juanita decide to suspend the enterprise
this year, a decision also influenced by long-held plans to put her
hillside Chautauqua home on the market. She's now done that and expects
to move elsewhere at some point. Just where, she doesn't yet know. But
she nevertheless considers her experience here a good one.
"Mt. Gretna has been wonderful for me, a place of healing and
growth" says Juanita, a businesswoman who is also a photographer,
artist and holistic food coach. "But I think it's now time for me
to move on. I know there'll be people who will miss the Saturday
morning market, so maybe the idea will resurge again."
What might help re-ignite the move to establish a weekend farm market
Perhaps a La Cigale gallery coffee sh
Organic vegetables anyone?
which Juanita thinks would be a good way to attract customers to the
site. And to sustain a farmers market, she believes there should be
some core magnet, one that might help lure not just local residents but
others from surrounding areas.
"Selling bread is easy," she says, adding that it's possible
to make anywhere from $100 to $200 a Saturday by selling bread that's
delivered to local drop-off points by a consortium of Philadelphia
bakeries. She thinks that idea might even have potential as an ongoing
fundraiser for a Mt. Gretna non-profit group.
"I'd be willing to share with them what I learned," she says.
"The breads may be on the expensive side, but my customers --
people from Philadelphia especially -- really liked them and were
willing to pay a little extra because you just can't find them around
The little church that just keeps
the 8:30 and 10:00 Sunday morning services are over, you're in for a
big surprise if you think not much happens at the little church in the
middle of Mt. Gretna's Campmeeting grove.
From one end of a busy week to the other, what goes on at Mt. Gretna
United Methodist Church probably surprises even Pastor Michael Remel,
who landed here about two years ago after serving rural churches in the
midst of Amish country in southern Lancaster County.
Pastor Mike (inset, left) has now perfected the ability to hop
nimbly from serious matters (such as studies of such things as
"Church Dogmatics," which were part of his seminary training
in Philadelphia) to what he calls "Hotdogmatics."
Coming up May 28 is the annual yard sale, when the church will have
donated items to sell inside the church, baked goods laid out on tables
outside the door, and roasted hot dogs in the parking lot starting at
Hot dogs for breakfast? "Heavenly hot dogs," says Pastor
Mike. "They're part of the tradition." He adds, with divinely
inspired confidence, "If you're planning to have one, you'd better
hurry over. We'll probably sell out before 11 a.m."
This year, veteran grilllmasters such as Bob McCullough and Bray
Brunkhurst (inset, right) are laying in additional supplies for
the wiener roast, now one of the most popular stops for bargain-hunters
who traipse through the Campmeeting and Chautauqua during the
community-wide porch sales that have become a part of Mt. Gretna's
Memorial Day weekend.
Adding to the swirl of events taking place at the church this month
will be those which unfold at the nursery school, now in an advanced
stage of spring fever, says the pastor. Under the guidance of director
Joanne Gingrich, they're planning such wind-up-the-year events as Box
Day, when a class of 4-year-olds plans to build a robot; a Mother's Day
program on May 6; a special reading by Pastor Mike of Billy Goats
Gruff, and Messy Painting Day. The month (and the nursery school year)
winds up with picnics May 25 and 26. What follows? Registration for
next year's classes, which Ms. Gingrich (964-2208 or 964-2218) is
IN OTHER NEWS:
month, fire company volunteer Laura Feather, who lives atop Conewago
Hill, dispatched an e-mail exhorting neighbors to help out at the fire
company's annual book sale: "Once it stops raining, you might feel
like opening up the windows and doing a bit of spring cleaning. The Mt.
Gretna Fire Co. sub and book sale is June 11. At a book sale, they sell
books. Isn't that a novel idea! So the fire company needs books to
sell. Circle your calendar. Crawl into your attic or under your bed,
and look for books."
A few minutes later, back came a wily response from Bob McCullough, who
lives over the hill in nearby Timber Bridge: "I just crawled under
my bed. I have a question: When is the Fire Company Pet Animal Sale? I
found some Dust Bunnies."
* * *
you've noticed signs in the post office recently to make sure your P.O.
Box Number appears on letters and magazines you receive, there's a
reason. "Delivery Point Sequencing," a system to speed mail
is near at hand.
What DPS means to Mt. Gretnans is the promise of speedier mail
deliveries. When it's fully operational, DPS mail will arrive in the
morning already sorted in exact numerical sequence -- from Mailbox No.
1 to Mailbox No. 696. Steve and assistant Cathy Dugdale will no longer
have to spend the first three hours or so sorting the mail by hand.
The DPS deliveries are scheduled to start within the next three weeks.
Meanwhile, Steve would like us all to prepare by asking those who send
us bills, magazines and letters to include our box numbers in the right
position (just above the city, state and zip code).
Properly addressed DPS mail, says Steve, should look like this:
Gretna, PA 17064
the mail you receive is addressed like that, says Steve, it'll already
be in your box before you've finished your first cup of coffee.
* * *
the coins are all counted, and the totals are good. That "Dimes in
a Bottle" campaign the fire company just finished? It raised
$2,788.26, says president (firefighter, mayor and computer wizard) Joe
Shay. He's delighted with the results. "We'll do it again next
year," he says.
* * *
Gretna Music's Sunday bus trip to Baltimore and a performance of Verdlís
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, accompanied by friends on a bus that
includes a gourmet boxed lunch, a pre-concert talk en route and snacks
for the return trip. All for $99 in a fundraiser to benefit Gretna
Music June 12. Reservations needed by May 12. Call 361-1508 or order
tickets online at www.GretnaMusic.org.
* * *
the newly refurbished Campmeeting playground holds its third annual
carnival next month, there'll be more to celebrate than simply new
swings, climbing equipment, a gazebo and landscaping. What will lie at
the heart of this
celebration is the spirit that brought the revitalized playground
together. (We'll have a story on how it all happened in our June
For now, however, the first priority is getting volunteer energies to
pull the carnival together. Rachel Smallhoffer, a mom who moved here
several years ago and helps coordinate the carnival, needs your help.
"It takes a lot of people to run all the games, cook and serve the
food" she says. "Getting enough volunteers is always a challenge."
The carnival is set for noon to 2 p.m., June 11, and everyone in
Mt. Gretna is invited to attend and use the playground at any time.
To lend a hand in preparing for the carnival, click here to send her an email or call
606-9845. If you'd like to contribute funds to help keep the park
going, mail your check to Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Heritage Park, P.O.
Box 428, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064.
* * *
many people use the rail-trail each week? Currently, nobody knows for
sure. But that's likely to change this summer. Rail-trail leader John
Wengert, a local resident who helped get the trail started in Lebanon
County and elsewhere, says plans are underway to install infrared
counters at various entry points. Likely to be among those locations is
the Mt. Gretna spur. "I believe the first reports will be
completed this fall. That should generate some interesting and useful
information," he says.
* * *
does organ impresario Peter Hewitt find soloists for his distinguished
recital series, now in its 14th year? Daniel Umholtz was in the
audience to hear Mt. Gretnan Ryan Brunkhurst last summer at a Music at
Gretna concert. Afterward, at a reception in the Hewitt-McAnney home,
Umholtz slipped behind the keyboard and began to play. "He was
amazing," says Peter. Before the evening ended, he had signed the
Hershey Theater organist for a recital this season, July 14.
* * *
Mt. Gretnan Matt Royer leads a tree-planting expedition Saturday, May 7
on behalf of the Tri-County Conewago Creek Association and affiliated
groups. To join in the effort to help prevent stream bank erosion,
attract native wildlife and help control floods and stormwater runoffs,
email the assocation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes, what seems a good idea
doesn't turn out that way
a red-tailed hawk turned up on the ledge of a window outside New York
University's president's office last month, the resourceful folks at The
New York Times set up a
Day by day, readers
everywhere (who probably should have been working) tuned in to watch
the mother hawk patiently sitting on the nest day after day to hatch
her eggs. Thousands of readers tapped into the online experience.
Well, we thought, drawing on years of experience in the sometimes ditzy
world of PR, if the Times can lure thousands of readers to an
event on the web, building readership around the world with an
unfolding bird drama, why can't the Mt. Gretna Newsletter?
We turned to the local bird club for help.
"Find us a bird, any bird," we asked -- "one we can
build a story around . Heck, in a pinch, even a chicken will do."
At left is their response. They sent this photo just before Easter.
It may not be much of a story, but it might be the most practical use
anyone's found to date for a stuffed Turkey Vulture. (Which reminds us:
See the Volunteer Opportunities listing in this month's newsletter if
you'd like to help out with Max Hunsicker's buzzard patrol this fall.)
proof that the "Six Degrees of Separation" theory is alive
Two names in the news recently both have ties to Mt. Gretna people you
Colette's USA Memory Champs
Colette Silvestri (inset, right), coach of the Hershey High School team
that just won top USA memory honors for the fourth consecutive year --
an accomplishment that earned front-page
in The New York Times -- is the daughter-in-law of Timber Hills
residents George and Pearl Parsells. Colette is also a playwright; one
of her works was selected several years ago for presentation at Mt.
Gretna's play reading series.
Colleen McCullough, a 29-year-old Texan named by
Conductor Tilsson Thomas & Colleen
conductor Michael Tilsson Thomas as the concertmaster of the 2011
YouTube Symphony Orchestra in Sydney, Australia, is the
niece of Timber Bridge resident Bob McCullough.
All of which inspires an idea for a new Mt. Gretna Newsletter
column we hope to launch sometime: "Connections."
From time to time we'll run brief, noteworthy items about people in the
news who are friends, relatives or associates of folks around the world
who enjoy this newsletter. While we're cautious about honoring privacy
concerns, there are nevertheless times when it's just plain fun to
share the achievements of those closest to us. Whenever that turns out
to be the case, send your contributions to "Connections" at email@example.com.
Questions Readers Ask
the Grand Illumination celebration this Fourth of July in Mt. Gretna,
I've read that Liberty Bells will be the theme of decorated porches
throughout the community. Where can I get more information? Can we use
colors other than red, white and blue?
<> Karl Gettle, who heads the Grand Illumination committee, says
that people don't have to use red, white and blue. And they can create
their own bells of any size or shape they prefer. "We just ask
that they make a Liberty Bell the centerpiece of whatever decorating
scheme they use
on their porch."
Karl's committee will distribute flyers with additional details; he
invites anyone with questions to call him at 964-2292.
Shown here are two designs created by artist Barb Kleinfelter, who will
be leading classes every Tuesday in June from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Hall
of Philosophy to assist people with decorating their bells.
Although the committee will be selling undecorated bell shapes at the
Summer Premiere May 28 as well as outside the post office every
Saturday morning in June, residents are invited to make bells of their
Proceeds from the sale of bells the committee offers as a convenience
to residents will be divided between the Mt. Gretna Fire Company and
the Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society.
EVENTS THIS MONTH:
Monday, May 2:
Bluegrass music nights resume at La Cigale, every Monday from 6:30
p.m.; musicians & spectators welcome (no admission charge).
Saturday, May 7:
Block Shoot with hot dogs, ham & bean soup, prizes,
Firehall, 12 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 12:
Deadline, June 12 bus trip to Baltimore Symphony's Verdi Requiem, Tel.
361-1508 or www.GretnaMusic.org.
Saturdays, May 14 & 21:
Fire Company's sub sale orders taken outside the post
Triathlon, 600 competitors raise
funds for disabled athletes; at lake &
surrounding roads, trails; 8 a.m. to about noon.
Shirley Jones at the Playhouse, 7:30 p.m.
here for the Theatre's 2011 season preview in Playbill)
Saturday, May 28:
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Firehall, 8-10 a.m.
Porch sales: Chautauqua and Campmeeting, starting at 8
Summer Premiere, Hall of Philosophy, starting at 4 p.m.
C. LOUDER (1920-2011)
Fred Louder, 90, a
longtime resident of Mt. Gretna Heights where he and his late wife
Eunice raised three
children, died in York, Pa. in March. An Army veteran, he was wounded
in combat in Normandy during WWII. From 1947 to 1982, he worked as a
mechanical engineer at the Bethlehem Steel Company. A licensed pilot,
he was a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Experimental
Aircraft Association and the Distelfink Aero Club. He was also a former
treasurer of Cornwall UMC and lived for a time at Cornwall Manor before
moving to a retirement home in York where his two daughters now live.
He is also survived by a son, in California, 10 grandchildren and 12
R. BEAR (1930-2011)
Bear, 80, who with his wife Sally had owned a Chautauqua cottage on
Lehigh Avenue for the past 12 years, died at his home in Lititz April
9. A Korean War veteran, designer of
mosaic tiles and for 30 years an elementary and junior high school art
teacher, John remained active after his career in education by becoming
district sales manager for a swimming pool distributor in Lancaster. A
graduate of the University of Cincinnati who also studied at Franklin
& Marshall College and earned his master's degree in education from
Millersville University, he and Sally, who also retired as an art
teacher, kept busy in retirement with two restoration projects--one at
their home in Lititz, the other at their 1910 cottage, "Bruins
Lair," selected for display during last year's Mt. Gretna tour of
homes. In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by two sons
and four grandchildren.
D. WITMYER (1926-2011)
Witmyer, 84, who lived with his wife Florence on Brown Avenue in the
Chautauqua from 1994 to 1995 and returned from Maine in 2002 to live
the next six years at Timber
Hills Apartments, died April 13 at his home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
He was a graduate of the Milton Hershey School (which he entered at age
10 following the death of his mother). According to his obituary, a commemorative brick placed at the
school in his honor attests it was there that he "learned hard
work pays off." Following service as a Marine in WWII (when he was
injured in the battle for Iwo Jima) and a 42-year-career at Educators
Mutual Life Insurance Company in Lancaster, he operated a campground
for seven years in the Amish countryside. Having spent many winters in
South Carolina, the Witmyers retired there permanently in 2008. In
addition to his wife, to whom he was married 53 years, he is also
survived by three daughters and four grandchildren.
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local obituary notices, relating to present and former Mt. Gretnans.
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the late Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, who felt as
if listeners had invited him into their homes.
also value the practical wisdom of Rotary International's Four-Way
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concerned?" It's a good guideline not only for writing a
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month unless we're traveling, ailing or attending to household duties
that, in the interest of domestic tranquility, take a higher
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photos, then edit, fact-check and proofread this newsletter. They
include folks with special skills and knowledge of Mt. Gretna who
live not only here but also in places like New York City, St. Paul,
Minn., New Cumberland, Pa. and Hilton Head, S.C.
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