LEWISBURG, (Pa.) – Preparations for Packwood House Museum’s 31st Annual Fundraising Dinner are underway. This year’s Williamsburg-themed dinner will be held on Saturday April 1, 2017. Created and served by the students of The School of Business and Hospitality at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the evening will start with drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Museum’s Tavern Room, including ale-braised duck sausage, smoked shad, and asparagus with tavern ham. After moving to the Dining Room, an appetizer of smoked pheasant en croute will begin the meal, followed by Chesapeake chowder. Next, a salad course of celery root with bibb lettuce and a raspberry scrub vinaigrette will be served. After an intermezzo of lemon thyme sorbet, a poultry course of roasted stuffed quail with apricot glazes and roasted sweet potatoes will be served, followed by an entrée of roasted racks of lamb with rosemary au jus served with sautéed green beans and a potato and parsnip puree. While a dessert of maple walnut pound cake with a bourbon glaze and maple crème brulé is being prepared, guests will be treated to a tour of the first floor of the museum by Jennifer Snyder, administrator of Packwood House Museum. The memorable evening will conclude as the diners retire to the Reception Room to enjoy an aperitif and reminisce about this unforgettable evening.
Raffle tickets for the fundraiser are on sale in the Museum’s Tour Center at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg, or from any Museum Member, and cost $5.00 each or six for $25.00. The winning ticket holder, drawn at 4 p.m. on March 18, 2017, in the Tour Center, will share the gourmet meal with seven guests in the Museum’s Dining Room April 1st.
All proceeds from the ticket sales benefit Packwood House Museum. Supporting this annual fundraising event offers the winner an opportunity to entertain family and friends in a unique setting at a surprisingly low cost and to sustain Packwood House Museum and its positive contribution to life in the Susquehanna Valley.
For more information on the event, please contact Packwood House Museum at (570) 524-0323.