Tuesday, November 13 | 6:00 PM
The camaraderie, the food, the chance to find out what’s happening with the Canal and the Friends are all good reasons to attend our Annual Meeting and Covered Dish Dinner, but we have two more this year.
The event will be held at Summerseat, the historic mansion that served as George Washington’s Headquarters from December 8 through 14, 1776, prior to the famous crossing. Summerseat is also the only home in America that was owned by two signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution – Robert Morris and George Clymer. We Friends will be gathering and eating within the rooms where, nearly 250 years ago, the leaders of our country’s Revolution did the same thing.
The second good reason to attend is that we are returning to the tradition of having a full covered dish dinner. Last year’s “just desserts” was just too sweet.
Our special guests will be John Hallas, Director of the Bureau of State Parks – PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Jason Zimmerman, Manager of State Park Region 4, Rick Dalton, Assistant Regional Manager, and Josh Swartley, Manager of Delaware Canal State Park.
Food is always the first order of business at the Annual Meeting. Our old-fashioned covered dish dinner is a bountiful spread of entrees, salads, and desserts brought by your fellow Friends, who are great cooks or know great places to buy things. Honey-baked ham and turkey will be provided, as well as plates, utensils, and beverages. Please bring along your favorite 6-serving covered dish to share.
After dinner, the Annual Meeting will convene upstairs in the “ballroom.” We’ll hear about the Friends’ 2018 accomplishments and 2019 plans from Brett Webber, President of the Board of Directors. Treasurer Judy Franlin will report on the organization’s financial condition. The many contributions of an exemplary Friend will be recognized, and the election of members of the Board of Directors will be conducted.
Following the business portion of the meeting, John Hallas will share his insights on the state of Pennsylvania’s State Parks, especially the Delaware Canal State Park. Your questions and comments are most welcome.
The Annual Meeting is always a highlight of the year. Please come and bring a friend or two. It’s a good introduction to what the Friends is all about.
Summerseat is located at the intersection of Hillcrest and Legion Avenues, Morrisville, PA 19067.