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March 16, 1998

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(CHS) Charlestown Historical Society Annual Patrons Dinner 09/12/98
CHS has been working hard to top the unique ambience of our recent galas: the Bartschi-Bendiner bash at the Kuns last year, the Stanorov celebration at the Mosts, the farm yard party at John Garvin's in the village, the '40s flavor at Longview Farm, the pig-roast at Stinson Markley's. To whet your interest in local history we are arranging a series of "Now and Then" photos, and trivia questions for each table. We plan to honor one surprised Charlestown citizen. If you have mislaid your invitation, please send $37 per person to "Patrons Party, Charlestown Historical Society, Box 344, Devault, PA 19432.

(CHS) Charlestown Historical Society Meeting
On Wednesday, October 7th at 8 p.m. our speaker will be the illustrious Neal Thorpe, former publisher of the PHOENIX, who is the guiding light behind the Schuylkill Canal Association's efforts to preserve the old canal between the Fitzwater Station and Lock No. 60. She has lived her whole life in Mont Clare on the hill just above the canal, and was instrumental in persuading the supervisors of Lower Providence Township to assume responsibility for it in the 180s when the state threatened to fill it in. Now under the care of the 200-plus member non-profit association, she has been its president and is now both treasurer and editor of their newsletter. The canal has become an important local link in the entire Schuylkill River Greenway project. It should be a fascinating evening hearing about the trials and triumphs of a fellow non-profit.

(GVNC) Bird of Prey Golf Classic
Saturday, October 17th, 11:00 AM Tee Off at the Pickering Valley Golf Club: Golf is for the birds! - At least this tournament is! The proceeds for this event will help support our Raptor Center, which houses injured hawks, owls, and falcons for our educational programs. Your participation will help cover the cost of food, housing, program development, and the overall care of these beautiful "hunters of the sky". Tickets are $65.00/person, which also includes dinner and a live bird of prey program. Space is limited, so register early! Call the Great Valley Nature Center (935-9777) for all the details.

(CHS) Charlestown Historical Society Meeting 11/04/98
The brightest star in Chester County's historic preservation community will be our speaker on November 4th. Jane Davidson, who in 1982 created the county's Office of Historic Preservation just in time to organize the Tri-Centennial celebrations, now works under Bill Mineo in the Department of Parks and Recreation. Because of her thirty years of dedication to county local history, she is the one to whom everyone turns with historical questions. She knows the people, the historic places and the problems all over the county. She initiated the Chester County Historic Preservation Network (now 400 members of local historic commissions, known as "Jane's army , and has prepared hundreds of National Register nominations. By serving tirelessly on many state and national historic preservation groups she has made Chester County a model among historically responsible communities. For the National Park Service she is compiling a list of all Chester County sites which played a role in the Revolution. For the state of Pennsylvania she is working on "Heritage Tourism" and "The Schuylkill Heritage Corridor" topics of her talk next Wednesday one which will be a great follow-up to Neal Thorpe's report at our October 7th meeting about the Schuylkill Canal Association. Don't miss this meeting. Her enthusiasm is contagious! At the preceding business meeting we'll select the nominating committee to find a slate for our 1999 officers.
(8:00 PM at the Charlestown Playhouse)

(GVNC) Great Valley Nature Center Gala and Auction
The Great Valley Nature Center's legendary fall fund-raiser, a combination silent auction, live auction and festive community party, scheduled for Saturday, November 14th from 5 to 9 p.m. in their barn, has a new wrinkle this year! Ten percent of their profits from the auctions are promised to CHS to be used toward upkeep of our Markley House, home of three Nature Center staffers. This partnership between two of Charlestown's non-profits is of great benefit to both groups. This then is a real incentive for CHS members to support this wonderful party, both with auction donations ahead of time, and with participation on November 14th. Our members will receive an invitation this year so watch for it in October.

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