7/6/21 Mystery Trip included stops at Juniata Valley Winery, Penn State Conference Center at PSU for hot buffet lunch, bus tour of campus, Penn State Creamery, and Boal Mansion Museum of Christopher Columbus possessions and memorabilia.  The winning detective of the mystery trip investigative report was Carol Grebe with a score of 15....she won a $25.00 gift card.

PS:  Larry Lenhart LOST the trivia contest.  Henry's jokes were somewhat humorous!

Be sure to read the next Hometown News for a more descriptive narrative of the Mystery Trip.  Please see the following trip pictures.


6/17/21 Annual Picnic at Jim Dietrich Park


5/17/21 Aaron Prince from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary at Jim Dietrich Park


4/19/21 Rich Barry - Acoustic/Classical Guitarist at Jim Dietrich Park


On April 1, volunteers at Helping Harvest Food Bank unload food donated by Met-Ed Retirees as part of Met-Ed's annual Harvest for Hunger food drive.  Retirees Al Gordon, Donna & Tim Goughnour, Doug Myers, Dee & Art Salyers filled Karen Baxter's car with food donations for the Berks County food bank.

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3/15/21 Historic Scavenger Drive/Walk at Jim Dietrich Park & Gift Basket presented to Muhlenberg Twp. in appreciation of all their cooperation.


1/18/21 Winter Hike - Jim Dietrich's Park


10/15/20 Mark James - Music in the Park

Note: Below slides are also two videos


2/17/20 Bob Kreitz - Mardi Gras Musician

12/13/19 Christmas Luncheon w/Governor Mifflin Governors

12/12 & 12/20 Salvation Army Volunteers

12/11/19 American Music Theater Trip

11/18/19 Rev. Dave Reinwald & Lee Schappell

10/10/19 Penn's Peak Trip

9/19/19 Chicken Bake

8/20/19 Made in the USA Trip:

     Twenty-two members and seven guests enjoyed a MADE IN THE USA trip.  We arrived at Sunrise Soap in York, learned all about soap making and everyone made their own soap.

     Then we went to Revonah Pretzel in Hanover and saw first-hand how hard and soft pretzels are made.  This is one of the few hand made pretzel firms left in this area.  We all were given a huge soft pretzel.

     We then enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch at the Altland House in Abbottstown.  We then visited George's Furniture in Marietta where we saw exquisite hand-made furniture made to order, all by skilled craftsmen.

     And of course we finished our trip by each getting two large scoops of ice cream at Scoops Ice Cream in Mountville.  

7/25/19 Mystery Trip (Harrisburg, PA area):

The trip involving 54 participants enjoyed beautiful weather as we visited the WITF public media center (TV and Radio) and were given a tour of the studios.  We then enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch on the western shore of the Susquehanna river at Dukes Riverside Bar & Grille.  Then we went to Harrisburg and toured the National Fire Museum.  We concluded our tour by having pie and ice cream at Oregon Dairy.

The following four people correctly answered all seven questions to the Mystery Trip Report and will receive $15.00 gift certificates:  Carolyn Fox, Uta Hexamer, Kathy Seyler, Larry Spayd. 

7/25/19 Mystery Trip

6/25/19 Sights & Delights in MD

6/20/19 Annual Picnic

5/20/19 Steve Walker & Veterans

4/25/19 Anniversary Luncheon

3/18/19 Lindsey Dierolf

12/20/18 Christmas Luncheon

12/11/18 Salvation Army Fun

12/6/18 Hunterdon Hills

10/15/18 Mike Cabot

9/20/18 Chicken Bake

7/25/18 Mystery Trip (Frederick, MD):

The first stop was the Visitor Center at Frederick, MD, where we saw a film about the city and county.  We visited the historic Weinberg Center, saw a silent film starring Buster Keaton all the while a Wurlitzer organ was played.  A guide was on the bus as we toured the county.  A stop at Nutter's Ice Cream Shop in Sharksburg, MD, Nora Roberts Bookstore in Boonsboro, MD, and Smoketown Brewing station in Brunswick, MD were also included.  It only rained when we were inside the bus!


Lin Seyler was the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate for having the most correct answers to the Mystery Trip Investigation Report.

7/25/18 Mystery Trip

6/21/18 Annual Picnic

4/26/18 Anniversary Lunch

4/20/18 Philly Trip

12/21/17 Christmas Luncheon

10/18/17 Savor Gettysburg

9/21/17 Chicken Bake

8/23/17 Mystery Trip:

  Fifty-three members and guests went on our second Mystery Trip.  We stopped at Dover Air Force Base and had a guided tour of the museum there.  We sat in a C-47 and went inside a really, really big C-5 Galaxy, all the while listening to our guides telling all about all the planes and their role in WWII.

  We had a great lunch at the Flying Pig restaurant in Dover.

  Then we went to the Dover Speedway i.e. The Monster Mile.  Historian George Keller, at all the races since 1969, was our guide.  We even did one lap around the track in the bus!

  Then we stopped for ice cream at the creamery on the campus of the University of Delaware.

  There were four winners of the Mystery Trip Investigation Report.  They are Justin Campbell, Cheryl Haas, Patricia Wright, and Lin Seyler.  Your prize will be in the mail.

8/23/17 Mystery Trip