December 27 2007

Press Release: WCHS Fund Raiser

The Merry Makers. Andy Anderson & Jim Garrabrant

Old Friends: Tim Emmons, Jim Hull (seated), Tom Dimock
Plans are final for the Wayne County Historical Society’s second annual Capital Campaign fund raiser at the Bryn Mawr Conference Center – Harvest Festival 2007 is scheduled for Friday, September 21, from 6 to 10 pm. Like last year’s festival, which was very well attended and enthusiastically received by all, Harvest Festival 2007 will offer a bountiful buffet featuring seasonal dishes prepared by Executive Chef Carmen Beam and her staff. Wine, beer, soda and a collectible souvenir program are included, and dress is casual. Jeans are especially encouraged. Continuous entertainment will be provided by two popular “Old Friends,” an acoustic folk/rock group with many elements of Celtic and Irish music, country, pop and rock ‘n’ roll, is made up of Jim Hull (rhythm guitar), Tim Emmons (keyboard and guitar) and Tom Dimock (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo). The three share lead vocals. “Old Friends” has a solid reputation and following in the Binghamton area and has performed at festivals, fairs, clubs and other events from Syracuse to Scranton and environs. The Harvest Festival 2007 Committee guarantees that they will make many new friends in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The “Merry Makers” need no introduction to the area. A mainstay of last year’s event, this dynamic duo, Andy Anderson and Harry Garrabrant, perform at events throughout the county, fueled by a love of God, a love of music and a love of people. Created as a mission outreach of the Lakeville United Methodist Church, the Merry Makers perform for non-profit groups and at senior facilities throughout Wayne County. Country, popular or gospel, they sing them all. Andy plays keyboard, trombone and harmonica, while Harry provides percussion and vocal back-up. Both of these groups truly love tapping (or dancing) feet and smiling faces. The evening will close with a silent auction chaired by Carol Henry Dunn. Ryan Haller will emcee the event, and Harvest Festival 2007 Chair Juan Espino guarantees no speeches, no passing the hat and no interruptions in the fun. Tickets are $50 per person, children five and under free. For those unfortunate enough to be unable to attend, a $30 donation guarantees your name in the program and the sincere gratitude of the Wayne County Historical Society. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call the Wayne County Historical Society at 810 Main Street, Honesdale, 570-253-3240 (Wednesday through Saturday)