As a result of the many events held during Palmyra's 250th Anniversary Celebration, there was a lot of interest generated in continuing to provide the Palmyra community with more family oriented events, so the Palmyra Area Heritage Association was formed.
The purpose of this organization was not to look back, rather to; provide an outlet for young and old to get together as a community by not only remembering our past, but creating some good times for the present and future!
We have many activities planned for the future, and we can always use a hand.
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President: Beth Shearer
Vice President: Jim Gerber
2nd Vice President: Bob Keller
Secretary: Steve Phillippy
Assistant Secretary: Kathy Hetrick
Treasurer: Elaine Bechtel
Assistant Treasurer:Judy Swope
I wanted to give everyone a brief update on what has been happening with the Palmyra Heritage Association so far in 2013. I know everyone is busy and has their own things to do, but we do miss seeing you at the bi-monthly meetings. New this year, we have started having presentations prior to the start of the general meetings. For those of you who missed the January meeting, you missed a very informative talk about a former Palmyra businessman/woodworker, James Herb. Next month's presentation will be given by Bob Keller, and he will be talking about another former Palmyra community member, Clyde Stacks.
The Heritage Association will be having a Kauffman's Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 4th, from 10AM-2PM, in the lot between Lisa's Cafe and Advance Auto (please note new location). There is another BBQ scheduled in the fall as well.
Also, the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament planning is underway! That will be held on Friday afternoon, May 17th. If you would like to help plan, would like to be a sponsor/know someone who would like to be a sponsor, or, most importantly, if you are a golfer and would like to play - please contact Kathy Hetrick for more info (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Palmyra Memorial Day Parade/Memorial Day Service will be on Monday, May 27th. We are planning on having the band, No Last Call, return to Palmyra once again, and are hoping to find a sponsor for them. We are still in the planning stages for the parade/service and more details will be forthcoming in the next couple of months.
The Veteran's Carnival will be held June 3-8, at Fireman's Park, and is again being organized by the Palmyra VFW. (Please note: The Heritage Assoc. is not currently involved as a group in planning this, but I wanted to pass the information along to everyone). More details to follow shortly on times, entertainment, etc.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 17th! The Community Picnic will be held at Fireman's Park, 3-8 PM, entertainment will be provided by the band, Laredo Rocks, and there will be plenty of food, games, and fun times to be had by all! More information will be coming soon!
And finally, the 3rd Annual Palmyra Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7th. More details will be available later.
Now for the main reason of this letter - the Heritage Association is in need of a new President. While I have enjoyed running this organization over the past 2 years, I am unable to continue doing so while working a full-time job. I will still be involved with PAHA, and will continue to organize the Community Picnic in August, as well as the Christmas Parade. I will see everything through that I am already committed to, and I have advised the Board members of that fact. I will be officially stepping down on July 2nd, so the search is on for someone to take over the vacant President's spot. If you, or anyone you know is interested, please contact me.
And, as always, if you are willing to be a sponsor for an event, or part of an event, please let us know!
Thank you for your time -
Next Public Meeting:
Tues May 7th
Rothermel’s Community Room.
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