Mount Wolf’s Centennial Summer calls for 3-month party in that northeastern York County town
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Like Glen Rock, Mount Wolf is celebrating a birthday this year.
The community will blow out 100 candles in various festivities this summer.
But it was operating as a village in and around 1850 when Glen Rock also was getting started… .
The railroad – the Northern Central Railway– was a common denominator in both towns, connecting them with Baltimore to the south and Harrisburg to the north.
Those links were huge because the railroad allowed budding businesses to get their products to large markets.
Mount Wolf’s main celebration is set for Aug. 21.
I’ll have a hand in an early part of the celebration with a presentation at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 5, at Mount Wolf Community Church. It meets in the former theater in town, which should be an interesting venue.
Here are some highlights from the centennial’s Web site:
– May 31 – Sept 6 – Mt. Wolf Area Weekly Trivia Contest.
– June 5 – Sat., 7 p.m. – York County historian Jim McClure speaks on “The Mt. Wolf Area: More Than Just History” at Mt. Wolf Community Church.
– June 19 – Sat., 1-3 p.m. “Stories of Mt Wolf” with Brad Rentzel (author of the Mt. Wolf history book) at Otterbein’s Carpenter Center.
– June 26 – Sat., 12-2 p.m. – Mayor’s Chili Cook Off and Fun Day at Mt. Wolf Park. JC Fisher Band is playing. There will be food, music, games and fun.
– July 24- Sat., 2-6 p.m. – Mt. Wolf Art Show at the Otterbein’s Carpenter Center.
July 31 – Sat., dusk, “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial” Out Door Movie Night at Greiman Park by MoviesDunn4U. Sponsored by York Water Company & Susquehanna Bank (rain date Aug 1, Sunday) This was the last movie shown at the Mt, Wolf Movie Theater with projectionist Jim Kinder.
Aug 7 – Sat. 1-3 p.m. – “Stories of Mt Wolf II” with Brad Rentzel at Otterbein’s Carpenter Center.
Aug 7 – Sat. 6-8 p.m. – Emigsville Band, Mt. Wolf Park concert (rain date Aug 8)
Aug 14-15,17-19, 21-22 – Mt. Wolf Museum open at Diehl Funeral Home hours: Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. -4 p.m., Weekdays 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Aug 21 – Sat., 10 a.m. -8 p.m. – Borough Centennial Celebration (rain date Aug 28). Morning: chicken barbeque, walking tours, museum. Afternoon: “bring your own picnic” at the park, concert by Hickory Ridge, ceremony in the ballfield.
Photo courtesy York Daily Record/Sunday News.