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03-31-2011, 09:08 AM
The 8th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball was a great success. The sell-out event raised about $7,500 for the Gettysburg Monument Endowment Trust Fund. That brings the eight year total to $45,000. The trust fund provides money to the Gettysburg National Military Park to maintain monuments and to repair damage from natural conditions, accidents and vandalism.

Guests came from six states to dance in the beautiful rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building on March 19. GNMP Superintendent Bob Kirby and his wife, Beth, were special guests. Jim Getty, a long-time supporter of the Gettysburg Monument Project, also attended as President Abraham Lincoln.

The Philadelphia Brigade Band provided the dance music and Mr. Lemuel’s Red Mill Serenaders played for the reception and intermission. The Victorian Dance Ensemble provided dance instruction.

A few pictures have been posted on our website at www.CivilWarDance.org.

Next year’s ball will be on March 24, 2012. Plan now to attend!

Annette Keener-Farley
Civil War Dance Foundation

03-31-2011, 01:02 PM
A great preservation effort and fun too.....as a former member of the VDE..keep up the great works.

01-29-2012, 01:36 AM
Great to see the outcome. Need to keep these historic places open to the public and in great condition for future generations to learn and appreciate.