Shown above at the conclusion of the event are members of the winning team, from left, Bob Rader, Kristi Donahue, Penny Shoop, Brent Walley, Don Miller, Carole Miller, Kathy McKenna and Larry McKenna.
Q: What was the name of the Pennsylvania National Guard encampment in 1885?
Q: What was the name of the young girl who posed for the iconic postcard image of “The Bather?” (answers below)
These are just two of the many questions from the inaugural event of the year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of Mt. Gretna’s Campmeeting and PA Chautauqua areas. The event drew a capacity crowd of nearly ninety people to the Mt. Gretna Fire Company’s Social Hall on January 14th.
The “Treats & Trivia” event, which was organized by the Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society’s 125th Anniversary Committee, provided teams of attendees with the opportunity to test their knowledge on key developments, people, dates and events in Mt. Gretna history, as well as some of the noteworthy events, inventions and people that made history in 1892, the year the Campmeeting and PA Chautauqua areas in Mt. Gretna were established.
Scott Carr of SWC Financial Advisers was the emcee for the trivia event, which was sponsored by Dan’s Paper Plate (located in Root’s Market in Manheim). Dan created and donated the "treats"/desserts. Thanks to Margaret Hopkins and Carol Buck for a job well done in creating the questions which challenged the attendees.
Other events being planned in honor of the 125th anniversaries of Campmeeting and Chautauqua include a Community Skating Party, sponsored by the Lloyd Family, at the Roller Rink on April 2nd, an ice cream social, sponsored by the Jigger Shop, at the Hall of Philosophy on May 20th, a program on the history of the Pennsylvania National Guard on June 16th and a Mount Gretna Photo Scavenger Hunt on July 25th. Details to follow.
A: Camp Sigfried / A: Nell Pontz