Downtown Chambersburg Inc., TBC Brewing Company and The Barrel House invites the public to join them on Friday, July 16th at our Private Stock Single-Barrel Bourbon Release and Tasting Event, hosted by our special guest, Taylor Bostock – Master Blender at Wigle Whiskey!
And now for the details…
What: TBC Brewing Company/The Barrel House’s Official Release and Guided Tasting of our Private Stock Single-Barrel Bourbons crafted by Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, PA. Named in honor of the Burning of Chambersburg, these bourbons are available exclusively from TBC at The Barrel House! Our Burning Barrel is a four-year straight bourbon whiskey barreled in Kelvin Cooperage oak barrels and bottled at 92 proof, and our Smoking Embers is a 2.75-year Wapsie straight bourbon whiskey made with locally-grown Wapsie corn, barreled in Kelvin Cooperage oak barrels and bottled at 92 proof.
When: Friday, July 16th. Doors open at 6 PM with Tasting starting at 7 PM
Cost: $50 + $3 processing fee
Event Ticket Includes:
– Drink ticket for one “welcome” Wigle bourbon slush
– Whiskey education and guided bourbon tasting with Taylor Bostock- Master Blender at Wigle Whiskey
– Food pairings with select meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts and other bite-sized morsels
– A special gift from TBC and The Barrel House- a Rocky Patel Barrel Aged Toro Cigar to enjoy while mingling in the courtyard or to take home! Don’t forget your cigar cutter!
– Drink ticket for one neat, rocks or mixed drink pour after the tasting is completed
– Early access to the new line of Barrel House Bourbon soaps from Bawauna Bath + Body
– Additional beverages may be also purchased from the brewery from 6-7 and 830-10
Space is limited, so get your tickets today. For ticket purchase, please go here.
Bundle up and enjoy the 17th Annual IceFest in Downtown Chambersburg, one of the largest winter festivals in Pennsylvania. The 17th Annual IceFest is proudly presented by M&T Bank. This year’s festival will kick off at 5pm on Thursday, January 31 and run through Sunday, February 3 and will include 25+ tons of ice plus events that are sure to please almost everyone!
“IceFest comes at the perfect time–at the end of January when everyone is missing the fun of last month’s holidays and thinking about how long winter is,” stated Janet Pollard of the Franklin county Visitor’s Bureau. “But, with a giant ice slide, amazing ice sculptures, a variety of events, twinkling lights, lots of good food and great shopping—winter is fun!”
To kick-off the festivities, a ribbon cutting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31 next to the new 11/30 Visitors’ Center on the square. You can view all of the single block sculpture and enjoy live carving by the DiMartino Ice Company from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday night. All of the amazing ice sculptures are sponsored by local businesses.
In addition to the ice sculptures, live ice carvings and FREE double-wide ice slide, this year’s IceFest has a few surprises for you! We have re-invented our Chili Cook-off. It is now the Chili-Q and will include BBQ as well as chili. We’ve moved our Live Carve-Off to a “pre-event” on Wednesday night at the GearHouse Brewing Company. Other events held during IceFest include the Snowfall Ball, Icing on the Cake, the Polar Dunk Plunge, Frozen Flicks, the Kids’ Zone, Run Your Ice Off 5K, live glass blowing and much more. See the full schedule at www.icefestpa.com or go to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/icefestpa.
Chambersburg’s IceFest has become a regional destination event that people look forward to annually. Visitors come from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and the tri-state area. IceFest is an important community fundraiser for three local nonprofits: Chambersburg Council for the Arts, the Downtown Business Council and Downtown Chambersburg Inc. The Borough of Chambersburg assists these three organizations with coordination of the event along with many volunteers from the local community.
“IceFest gives us a chance to showcase our beautiful downtown and gives our downtown businesses an opportunity to increase their sales during a typically slow season” says Sam Thrush, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc. For more information, visit www.icefestpa.com.
Be sure to check out the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center and warm up, join a paranormal investigation, check out on-display art, participate in Acappella & Unplugged Open Mic, or take a chance on a raffle for a beautiful quilt. Details here.
The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Samuel J. Thrush as the newest member of the Chamber of Commerce team to lead Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI).
Thrush joined the Chamber staff in mid-July as president of DCI and has spent the past five years serving on DCI’s Board of Directors as well as volunteering at events and participating on committees. He formerly served Franklin County as a Planner III and has over seven years of experience in land use planning and community development.
“I have always seen downtown as the heart and core of our greater community, and I’m eager to capitalize on my experience for this new position,” said Sam Thrush, president of DCI. “Our downtown offers people a sense of place, a crossroads of culture and transportation as well as opportunities for mixed use development, city living and traditional store fronts. I look forward to this new opportunity to work with the community and its stakeholders.”
Thrush recently graduated from Leadership Franklin County Community and in 2018 achieved the premier planning certification from the American Institute of Certified Planning. In 2016, Thrush received the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding service in the community.
“We are excited to have Sam on board to focus on business development in the downtown region as the leader of DCI,” said Stephen Christian, president of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. “His work ethic, enthusiasm and dedication to downtown is exceptional, and we are fortunate to have such a strong leader join our team to facilitate growth in our community.”
In addition to serving with DCI, Thrush has spent time volunteering with the Borough of Chambersburg, Franklin County Cyclists, North Square Farmers Market, United Way’s Stream Cleanups and Healthy Franklin County. Prior to serving Franklin County, Thrush worked for Bradford County, Pa. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Geography-Land Use and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. He is a native of Chambersburg and prior to graduating from Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Thrush earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
In his spare time, you can find Thrush with his family and friends, at the Chambersburg YMCA, cycling throughout the countryside and in-town, hiking, watching baseball or playing his musical instruments. He and his wife, Jeana, have two children.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN CHAMBERSBURG, INC. DCI is a non-profit focused on downtown revitalization through implementing the four points of the Main Street Approach: Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion and Organization. An affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, DCI recently completed a downtown visioning and master planning process that provides a framework for DCI and its partners to leverage the existing cultural, historical, retail and natural assets located in the downtown. For more information, visit DowntownCburg.com. To contact Thrush, please call 717-264-7101 ext. 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.