December 13 2010

Press Release: WCHS Harvest Festival 2010

Veteran performer and recording artist Paulette Costa was an original member of the popular 50s band "The Magics," with whom she still performs. Paulette will be the featured vocalist with the Doug Smith Orchestra at the Wayne County Historical Society's Harvest Festival 2010 on September 26.

Doug Smith has been a full-time professional musician since 1968, playing concerts, jazz festivals, night clubs, resorts, public schools and universities. He was awarded Artist of the Year in NEPA by the PCA Arts in Education Program in 2002. Doug and his orchestra will be featured at the WCHS Harvest Festival at Bryn Mawr Conference Center on September 26.

A charming postcard from the collection of over 7,000 images at the Wayne County Historical Society Research Library. The theme of this year's WCHS Harvest Festival on September 26 is the long history of agricultural expositions in Wayne County.

In keeping with the season, the theme of the Wayne County Historical Society's Harvest Festival 2010 program is the history of Wayne County's fairs. Judy Poltanis is crafting the program with pictures, vignettes and ads from business supporters, and it is planned as a collectible souvenir of the event.

The Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 26, from 5 to 9 pm at the Bryn Mawr Mountain Retreat and Conference Center. In addition to a bountiful harvest buffet dinner (including wine, beer and soda) and silent auction, this year's entertainment will be provided by the Doug Smith Orchestra featuring Paulette Costa. Casual dress (jeans are fine) and dancing to the music of the fifties and sixties by this very popular group are encouraged. Tickets are $50 for adults, $20 for children 6-12and children under 6 are free. For tickets or information, contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240 or, or stop in at the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale, Wednesday through Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm.