The Pennsylvania Chautauqua is pleased to announce its donations to local non-profits from the proceeds of another successful Mt. Gretna Art Show. The event thanks volunteers from around the greater Mt. Gretna area for helping to host this community event.
The Chautauqua Board of Managers approved donations to:
- Lawn Ambulance Association
- Mt. Gretna Volunteer Fire Department
- Gretna Music
- Mount Gretna Campmeeting Association
- Mt. Gretna Heights Association
Funds support the associations in Mt. Gretna neighborhoods to recognize that residents not only volunteer to help, but they also graciously adapt to increased traffic, crowds and other challenges that a show of this size brings to the community.
The Pennsylvania Chautauqua Board of Managers and the Mt. Gretna Art Show Committee are committed to supporting our communities and activities. Again, we thank everyone who attended and helped with this year’s Art Show. Attendance of this event from local communities ensures future art shows.
Mission: The purpose and mission of the Chautauqua shall be the advancement of literary, scientific, intellectual, physical and social welfare and the promotion of cultural and religious activities, recreation and entertainment.
About: Mount Gretna is home to one of eighteen remaining Chautauquas in America and is one of its most active. The Pennsylvania Chautauqua was founded in 1892 by Theodore Vincent Schmauk on land then owned by iron baron Robert Coleman. At the same time Robert Coleman gave land to the United Brethren Church to move its Campmeeting from Stoverdale, Dauphin County, to Mount Gretna.
Mount Gretna, The Pennsylvania Chautauqua, continues the long tradition of summer education by presenting a variety of programs supporting Chautauqua’s Four Pillars: Art, Education, Religion and Recreation.
For more information and news inquirires, contact Kerry Royer at 717-964-3270.