Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, Guy Fawkes Day, Fall Fest or Harvest Festivals…
However you celebrate this time of year, come join us at the Conococheague Institute for a special evening celebration. Throughout the day 18th Century life will be on full display with cooking, games, crafts and song.
Bring a picnic supper and warm drinks and stay as the sun sets for a bonfire and candlelit tour of our historic structures.
This program will provide an immersive experience for visitors as they are transported back in time to the Frontier during the 18th Century.
Learn how the community celebrated together by joining in for several fun activities and presentations:
12pm to 6pm – Tombola: A chance to win some historic prizes in our Visitor Center with an instant-win Raffle.
12pm, 2pm and 4pm – A Penny for a Guy: Help stuff and make effigies (imagine a Scarecrow) for the evening Bonfire and learn about the history of this strange tradition.
3pm – Cricket: Our most popular program returns for one last huzzah! Show us your batting and bowling skills in a match to end the year!
5pm – Libations, Drinks and Taverns: Join us in the Ordinary to learn about why Cider and Whiskey could be so important to a fledgling farming community. Copies of original drink recipes will be available for adults to try out at home!
6.30pm – The Bonfire: Don’t miss this special moment as the Bonfire is lit and learn about the history of Bonfire Night!
7pm to 8pm: Relax with us and enjoy the ambience of a candlelit cabin, play card games or break out in song to your heart’s content!
This program is a fun and educational celebration event for families. No Alcohol will be served and children and pets are welcome.
It’s time for the Great Pie Sale – Let Shalom Christian Academy bake your holiday pies! Our homemade pies are lovingly made by our team of parent and grandparent volunteers just in time for Thanksgiving.
Available baked pies include Pumpkin, Lemon Sponge, Apple Crumb, Cherry Crumb, Coconut, Shoofly, Blueberry Crumb, Mincemeat, and Pecan.
Unbaked pies available that can be frozen and enjoyed later include Apple Crumb, Cherry Crumb, Blueberry Crumb, and Mincemeat.
Individual pie orders should be picked up on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the school sale building behind Shalom Christian Academy between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, 126 Social Island Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. If you are ordering for a business, orders of 10 pies or more can be scheduled to be delivered to your business on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 between 9:00 am and Noon. Call the school for details – 717-375-2223.
If you are unable to submit your order online and/or would like to submit a paper order form and see pricing, please click here.
Deadline for orders has been extended to Monday, November 16!
Online via Zoom only. Log-in credentials will be emailed following registration.
$5 per person / Renfrew Members Free
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