16th Annual Fort Halifax Park Banquet 2023
After 2 years of cancelled banquets Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc., was thrilled to host their 16th Annual Fort Halifax Park Banquet on February 18, 2023. This banquet is the only major fundraisier FoFHP hosts each year. The peoceeds benefit Fort Halifax Park.
FoFHP would like to thank our supporters, partners, members, and new friends who attended this event. We had a full house of great guests, food raffles, and auctions. Thanks fo our FoFHP team who prepped and worked long hours to offer a wonderful event for everyone who attended. Most especially, thank you Dr. Jonathan Bruns! Dr. Burns spoke about the history of Fort Halifax, its archaeological significance and importance to our area, what artifacts have been found - some as far back as the 1500's, and the upcoming June promise of more rediscovery! Wow, what a great night! Thanks everyone!
FoFHP would also like to say thank you and recognize the many individuals and organizations who donated items for the banquet, raffles, and auctions. Your support is so appreciated!! In no particular order... Pizza Delight, Zettina's, Giant Food Stores, Kings Fitness, Main Street Mattress and Furniture, Auto Zone, Lebo Agency, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Dave Adams of Adams Art and Frame Studio, Connie Clelan Betz, Lake Tobias, Bruce Henry and Sharon MacDonald, Bob Keefer, Frank and Jan Wilmarth, Mary Brenner Mark and Margo Konetski, Joe and Vicki Vitolo, Hoover's Lawn Care, Scott Theurer, Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc., Anonymous...
Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc., has scheduled its
Banquets 2021 and 2022
Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc., 16th Annual Banquet and Basket Raffle for benefit of Fort Halifax Park is cancelled.
15th Annual Banquet 2020
Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc., hosted their 15th Annual Banquet and Basket Raffle on Saturday, February 22, 2020
A delicious turkey dinner with all the fixin's and desserts, made by FoFHP member volunteers, was enjoyed by everyone at this almost sold out event. The speaker for the evening was Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Archaeology Curator of the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Dr. Carr spoke about the history of the Susquehannock Indians in the Susquehanna Valley up through current times and answered many questions from our guests. Thank you to our hard working members, the many organizations and individuals who donated for the basket raffles and silent auction and also everyone who purchased 50/50 chances and tickets for this fundraiser to further the Friends of Fort Halifax Park Inc.'s goals for Fort Halifax Park. We are truly grateful to everyone for your support! (February 2020)
Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc., hosted their 14th Annual Banquet and Basket Raffle on Saturday, February 23, 2019
The speaker for the evening was the former Millersburg Ferryboat captain, Captain Jack Dillman. Mr. Dillman spoke to our large crowd about the historic Wiconisco Canal system in our area and beyond. Our guests enjoyed a homemade turkey and fixin's dinner, desserts, many raffles, silent auction items, a 50/50, and door prizes. Thank you to the many people who donated, crafted, planned, cooked, set up, cleaned up, attended, and helped in so many ways! We are truly grateful for the support of our community and friends - THANK YOU! (February 2019)
Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. 13th Annual Banquet 2018 – Our BEST Banquet yet! A huge thank you to all our guests and members, everyone who generously donated their time and talents for the raffle, and worked so hard cooking, baking, decorating, setting-up, taking-down, and cleaning-up! A truly enjoyable evening of friendship and fellowship that culminated with a wonderful portrayal of Simon Girty Jr. by our Guest Speaker, Frank Wilmarth! We are also grateful to the PA Museum Commission for assembling a display of Fort Halifax Relics found at the Park for all to enjoy!
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Annual Fort Halifax Banquet - February 11, 2017, 6:00pm at the Halifax Ambulance Ass'n Social Hall –
The guest speaker for the evening was Richard Fox in the persona of Benjamin Franklin.
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Halifax El. School Fifth Grade Education Day at the Park - May 5, 2017, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Halifax Festival - May 6, 2017 at Fort Halifax Park, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm