Annual Lovettsville Historical Society
Fundraiser & Membership Appreciation Event
Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Board of Directors of the Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum has announced that it will hold its third “Annual Fundraiser and Membership Appreciation Event,” on Sunday afternoon, September 22, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. The event is held to raise funds for the Lovettsville Historical Society’s Museum Expansion Fund, aimed at providing more space for the Museum’s exhibits and displays, and to honor present and future donors and members. It’s a friendly Lovettsville-style gathering—a chicken
barbecue and get-together—at the historic farm of Fred and Anne George just south of town at 13620 Berlin Turnpike (on the east side of Rt. 287).
The event, open to all who cherish Lovettsville and “German Settlement” history, is a good time. It’s relaxing, to begin with—comfortable for long-time residents and newcomers both—and by the end
of the afternoon, it is likely that you will have met some new friends, heard a few outrageous stories from
long-time residents, learned something new about the region, and made a helpful contact or two. And then there’s the food: superb barbecued chicken with all the expected trimmings and beverages, enough to sate the appetite and leave you with a full belly. Then of course there’s the laughs. Fred George is a well-known local businessman as well as the President of the Lovettsville Historical Society. But back in the day, he used to be a kingpin of the infamous “Lovettsville Gang”—that was in high school when our region attended Loudoun Valley—and he remains one of the region’s best raconteurs, good at getting the others going. You’ll be sharing those stories on Monday, for sure, getting your own laughs while being glad you live here. Meanwhile, in the background, the Short Hill Mountain Boys will be strutting their stuff with a fine course of Blue Grass music.
The Lovettsville Historical Society hopes to encourage attendees (and even those who can’t come) to make a donation to help with the Museum Expansion Fund—but then that’s Lovettsville –style, too; a gentle sell over a cold beverage for you to think about. Your generosity, membership, and good company will keep the Lovettsville Historical Society’s future bright to serve the coming generation.
Reservations can be made with Claudette Bard at (410) 615-7224 or firstname.lastname@example.org . You’ll be welcome! Please RSVP by Wed., Sept. 18.