Tickets are now available to the public for the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s (HSCV) 65th Sapphire Anniversary Celebration!
     The celebration will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the American Legion Cloister Post 429, 300 Cocalico Street, Ephrata. The evening will start with a cocktail hour at 5:000pm and dinner at 6:00pm.
     Emcee for the event is Andy Fasnacht, editor of The Ephrata Review and Lititz Record Express. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment under the direction of Mr. James Kimmel and a trivia game hosted by local favorite, Kel Lee Fasnacht.
     As part of the evening’s activities, there will be a 50/50 raffle, as well as both silent and live auctions. Some auction items already on the docket include gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, Ned Foltz pottery, a Cloister Fraktur, a Paul Brubaker oil painting, as well as stays at the Historic Smithton Inn and the 1764 Mohler House. All proceeds benefit the HSCV and our ongoing efforts at preserving the past for the future.
     If you would like to join the festivities or have any questions, please contact Deb Martin at 717-466-0885 to reserve your seat today! Reservations must be made by September 25th.
(A two-night stay at the 1764 Mohler House is one of the items slated for auction at the HSCV 65th Sapphire Anniversary Celebration. This lovingly restored 1764 farmhouse is now an Airbnb.  Photos by Richard Wanner)



Recently, the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley (HSCV) was presented with an amazing opportunity to partner with Blue Ridge Communications for advertising on two local billboards.

The digital billboards are located at Shaum’s Corner in Brownstown and Rt. 501 north of Lititz.

The ad was designed and created by the Commercial Art class and instructor at Brownstown Career and Technology Center (CTC), and will run on the billboards July through October. The HSCV is thrilled to use this opportunity to promote our 65th anniversary and sincerely appreciates the CTC for their design assistance, as well as Blue Ridge and their commitment to the communities they serve!



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