Pa. Holstein Association Celebrates

10/19/2013 7:00 AM

100th Anniversary With Fireside Chats

Centennial Celebration Kicks Off Nov. 8

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Part of Pennsylvania Holstein Association’s 100th Anniversary Celebration will include five hours of storytelling.

These “fireside chats” will take place throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Penn Stater Hotel, State College, Pa.

More than 50 people who are past and present members and friends of the association will participate in ten different chat sessions, sharing stories and reminiscing about experiences with PHA members, cows and activities.

Each chat will be one hour long, with two sessions running simultaneously, giving attendees a choice of sessions. The 10 groups include classifiers from Pennsylvania, past presidents, Pennsylvania national directors, PHA staff, distinguished junior members, other youth program winners, show judges and showmen, sales managers and cattle photographers, PHA Hall of Fame winners, and county association history.

Questions will be encouraged so that panelists and members of the audience can share numerous memories and stories.

The anniversary celebration will take place November 8-10, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, Pa., throughout the weekend. The schedule of events is as follows.

Friday, November 8

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Open house at Pa. Holstein Office.

3 p.m. — Memorabilia and History Silent Auction, Free Exchange Rooms.

3 p.m. — Registration and Hospitality.

7 p.m. — Amazing Holstein Grazing: Famous Cows of Pennsylvania painting unveiled, 100th Anniversary Quilt on display, history book available for signing and 100th Anniversary ice cream flavor presented.

Saturday, November 9

9 a.m. — Memorabilia and History Silent Auction, Free Exchange Rooms.

<\!q>9 a.m. — Registration and Hospitality.

10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Fireside Chats.

1:45-5:15 p.m. — Fireside Chats.

5:30-6:30 p.m. — Banquet Reception.

6 p.m. — Silent auction ends.

6:30 p.m. — 100th Anniversary Gala and Banquet.

Sunday, November 10

8 a.m. — Looking to the Future” breakfast with junior members.

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