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Panhandle Live for Oct. 8, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Oct 8 2012 11:44AM
We started the show today with an update from Stefani Pierson, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle. She spoke about the club's work to keep kids educational opportunities going beyond the classroom and shared a statistic that 52% of club alumni say their experiences there “saved their lives.” The club has an individual giving campaign underway. To learn more, check out their website.
Ken Mattson and historian Trudy Slater came by to recap Saturday's celebration of the 225th Anniversary of Gerrardstown. The celebration continues at 10:00am this Saturday with reenactments, live entertainment, food and a lot of history! Trudy spoke about the historic nature of Gerrardstown and lamented some new developments she fears may threaten that. North Mountain Shale, LLC. Has already begun some work on quarrying at North Mountain. A hearing later this month would determine whether or not they can begin in earnest.
And Katherine Ryan with the Ryan Film Institute was with us to preview the annual Dinner with Dracula fund raiser. Ryan said this year's show has all the favorite elements returning including great food, a cast of spooky characters and attractions like 50/50 and silent auction. This year she also added a mystery theater to the mix. Guests who can not make it to dinner can buy dessert tickets for a later start to the evening. The dinner is coming up Saturday, October 20th. Check out the website for more information.