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Cannin' and Jammin' Since 1954!
I remember the day my husband Bob bought a wholesale jam and jelly business from a woman in Harrisburg for $5,000. I don't know how much that would be today, but I do know how mad Bob's mother was. She'd been in our house helping me take care of our third child and had just announced that she had things to do and that we were on our own. This was 1954.
Knowing full well that we couldn't do it on our own, Bob and I quickly recruited the help of our neighbors. People like Ben Stoltzfus, Bill Skethway, and Joanne High contributed big parts to the first 25 years of Kitchen Kettle Village. They not only worked for us but they reminded us of the strength of our community. It's this community in the town of Intercourse that has helped us to grow while still honoring the traditions that make Lancaster County so attractive.
We sure didn't build this place overnight, so in 2014 we want to honor that process that took 60 years. Join us for a week long celebration starting on Saturday, August 2nd and running through Saturday, 9th, 2014. There will be music, food, prizes and much more. Mark your calendar for this exciting week to celebrate the past & the future!
• Saturday, August 2nd - The celebration gets started with a birthday party for our mascot, Yummie!
-Enjoy a Kid's Fun Zone from 9am-4pm, Yummie's Birthday Party from 11am-noon, photo booth from noon-2pm, Meet & Greet with founder Pat Burnley from 1-2pm, musical entertainment from Vinegar Creek Constituency from 2-4pm, special hospitality tent, register-to-win opportunities, Kitchen Kettle trivia and more.
• Monday, August 4th-Friday, August 8th - The fun continues with musical entertainment everyday, special hospitality tent, register-to-win opportunities and more.
-Monday, noon- 2pm - Enjoy the sounds of the Dave Wilson Trio
-Tuesday, noon-2pm - Enjoy the sounds of the Dave Wilson Trio
-Wednesday, noon-2pm - Enjoy the sounds of the Conestoga Tunesmiths Jazz Band
-Thursday, noon-2pm - Enjoy the sounds of Rich D and the Dean and a 2pm bubble blowing contest
-Friday, noon-2pm - Enjoy the sounds of the Summit Hill Band and a 2pm whoopie pie filling contest
• Saturday, August 9th - The week culminates with the last day of the party.
-Enjoy a 1950's dance demo by Beyond Dancing at 11am, special Meet & Greet with founder Pat Burnley from noon-2pm, Hula Hoop Contest at 1pm , music from the fun dance band, Pocketful of Soul from 2-4pm, special hospitality tent, register-to-win opportunities, Kitchen Kettle trivia and more.
Keep checking this page because it will be updated with more specific details as we draw closer to our anniversary week!
Our founder, Pat Burnley, will be on hand for a special "Meet & Greet" on Saturday, August 9th.
Check-out the fun flash mob that happened during our 60th Anniversary Celebration week!