I got the chance to ride the bus with the Welcome Center staff throughout the Cumberland Valley region. Staff members from all over the state of PA came to the area on Mon. & Tues. to witness our attractions and assets first hand. We started the day at the Oakes Museum at Messiah College. The attendees were very
impressed by this hidden treasure and all the African animals they have on display. The bus then cruised on to Williams Grove Speedway for a quick tour and then to Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses for refreshments and some shopping.


After that it was off to lunch sponsored by Isaac's Deli & Restaurant and back on the road for more shopping at the West Shore Farmers Market. The afternoon also consisted of exploring the Rolls Royce Museum, one of the only research facilities for Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars and the Mechanicsburg Museum Association and Station Master's house. The day came to a close at Derry Church Chocolates for a chocolate making demonstration and tasting. The group had a blast and I would definitely recommend any of these places for something new and different to do.