Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Little Farm and Wrestling

Spring has arrived and the Colonial Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park opens this weekend! Also wrestling great, Andy Matter visits the Mickey Vernon Musuem. Lots of things coming in April.

The Best This Pretty Farm Affords...
The Colonial Plantation
at Ridley Creek State Park
(opening day)
March 31st
11:00- 5:00 with last entry at 4
Witness a working colonial farm. Our farmer will be taking care of the chickens, pigs, cow, and sheep. Abigail, our Belgian chunk horse will be in harness and working on the fields. Meet Frye, our new male calf. There will be hearth cooking, woodworking, long rifle demonstrations, spinning, weaving, working with flax, colonial music, tea in the parlor, candle making and seed planting. There will also be architectural tours of the buildings. Refreshments will be sold so come and enjoy spring on the farm

Admission - $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 4 to 12.
Children under 4 and members are admitted free of charge

Easter Egg Hunt April 7th
(Hunt at 11:00 and farm opens following the Easter Egg Hunt)

Wrestling Great Andy Matter
To Visit Mickey Vernon Sports Museum
On Sunday April 1, 2012,
Andy Matter--two time National Champion and one of the greatest wrestlers ever to wear a Penn State uniform--will appear at the Mickey Vernon Sports Museum between 1 pm and 2 pm as a guest of the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame.
At Penn State, Andy was 59-2 (21-0 as a Senior), winning three Eastern Championships and two NCAA titles in the 167-pound weight class. Andy's high school coach at Upper Darby High School, Art McCall--himself a 2011 inductee of the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame--will have the honor of introducing him.
For anyone who would like to meet and speak with Andy, the museum is located at the corner of 1 Beaver Valley Road and Route 202 in Chadds Ford, PA. It will be open from 11am to 2pm on the day of his appearance. The museum is available seven days a week for school programs, group tours, corporate meetings, events and private parties. For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or vankoski21@comcast.net.

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