12 April 2014

2014 Gourmet Gala to be at Historic Mylin House

The 2014 Gourmet Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, will be held on Sunday, 18 May, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the historic Mylin House (1787) and the Cultural Center at Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street.

"The venue is ideal for the gala which has become Lancaster’s premier food and beverage social and our primary fundraiser,” said Lisa Horst, president of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County Board of Directors. “The Mylin House will be the gala’s centerpiece while food and beverage will be in the adjacent and beautiful Cultural Center at Willow Valley Communities.  The care that has been taken in preserving and restoring the Mylin House is a must see and the reason why this venue was chosen for the 2014 Gourmet Gala.”

The recipient of a 2013 historic preservation award by the Preservation Trust, the Mylin House was built in 1787 by Martin Mylin III and his wife Barbara Baer (granddaughter of Christian and Anna Herr, the 1710 immigrants who built the 1719 Hans Herr House).  Mylin III was the third generation to live on and work the farm.  Mylin III’s German grandfather, Martin Mylin I was one of the first Mennonites to settle in Lancaster County.  Mylin I is credited with inventing the Pennsylvania Long Rifle in a gun shop on the original Mylin homestead.

More than 30 of the area’s best restaurants, caterers, bakeries, personal chefs, wineries and coffee companies will be serving their specialties. A Gourmet Gala ticket costs $75 for members of the Historic Preservation Trust or the Central Pennsylvania Preservation Society or $85 for non-members.  A block of 10 tickets may be purchased for $650. 

Horst said Gala sponsors are being sought to join Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster County Magazine, PPL Electric Utilities, Discovery Map, RPLS Architects, CCS Building Group, Despard Associates, LLC, Donegal Insurance , Kline’s Services and Senator Lloyd Smucker.  “Auction items are needed too because we have both live and silent auctions that are popular,” she said, adding that current auction items include vacation, entertainment, food and beverage, antique and art items.

The above article is from a press release from the Historic Preservation Trust
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