12th Annual Fall Fundraiser (Special Event)

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12th Annual Fall Fundraiser
Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:30 PM
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Gradyville, PA
  • All Ages
  • Special Event
Admission Type Price Quantity

Non-Member

$75.00

Member

$70.00
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  • When: Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Ticket Price: $70.00 - $75.00
  • Show Type: Special Event
  • Restrictions: All Ages
    Special Event
As our supporters may or may not know, although we operate under a long-term lease agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, we do not receive operating funds from the State of Pennsylvania.  Our single largest general operating fundraiser is our Fall Fundraiser--and we hope you'll join us!

Every year, the Plantation welcomes around 12,000 visitors, 8,000 of whom are school students and summer campers.  A large part of our operating revenue comes from these visitors, which means that we only receive income from April-November of every year.  Although we are closed in the winter, our staff spends that time refurbishing the site, making repairs, and training and caring for the animals.  This means that our expenses continue even when our revenue does not.

That is why your support for our Fall Fundraiser is CRITICAL.  These are the funds we use to operate through the winter, when we have very little revenue from programs.  Your attendance at our fundraiser helps us a huge amount--and your bidding (and hopefully winning) of auction items helps us even more!

Our event features fine catering provided by Kings Mills, including hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, wine and beer. Guests can also peruse dozens of silent auction items, including weekend getaways, items for sports collectors and historic handcraft enthusiasts, wine and craft beer baskets, and enjoy the lovely music provided by Celtic harpist Pamela Dimeler.

Our Live Auction will feature one-of-a-kind and breathtaking items that we have painstakingly hand-picked for our guests.

Tickets are $70.00 for members, and $75.00 for non-members, and include all of the amenities we've listed above, plus the knowledge that your attendance will help to support our programming in 2019.  You are welcome to come in costume, but you'll have just as good a time in your cocktail attire!