Here's your chance to spend a night or two in a house built in 1844 and said to be the oldest complete and unchanged home existing from the early history of Mauch Chunk. The parsonage is a classic example of a five bay, three story home with a dormered gable, a simple vernacular boxy form, carried over from the earlier Georgian and Federal eras of th 18th and early19th centuries.
But enough about the past. If you are the next winner of the Bed and Breakfast Raffle, you can book two weekday nights or one weekend night for any available date in 2018, excapt during October. There's too much to tell here, so check out The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast at www.theparsonagebandb.com.
But wait, there's more! Whilst in Jim Thorpe you will also be treated to a gourmet dinner at one of the town's most premiere restaurants,Moya. They opens for dinner at 5 p.m. on every night except Wednesday, and are located at 24 Race St., one block off Broadway in downtown Jim Thorpe and just a short walk from the Parsonage. The gift certificate comes valued at $125 but be sure to tip your wonderful waitstaff. Find out more at www.jimthorpemoya.com. What's more, each gift certificate can be used independently.
All in all, this is a $500 value but your stay in the Switzerland of America will be priceless. Jim Thorpe is a four-season destination, so no matter when you come, you'll find something entertaining to do. Visit www.jimthorpe.org.
The reason we can make this wonderful offer is because of the generosity of innkeepers, Jeffri Coleman and Michael Rivkin and restaurateurs, Sephanie Verme and chef, Heri Yunda. They are truely friends of Rotary. Rotarians raise money so they can fund the various projects we sponsor. Ours are listed at the Five Avenues of Service elswhere on this website.
You can be a part of this for just $5 per ticket or three for $10. They will be available, September through December when the GhostWalks gather every Friday and Saturday at the Inn at Jim Thorpe. See our schedule under GhostWalks. If you wish, you can also order tickets by calling 570 325-2346 or clicking on "Contact Us." Tickets will also be available at the Dimmick Memorial Library, 54 Broadway, and of course from every member of the club.
The winning ticket will be drawn this year on December 19, 2017. Maybe you'll get the call this time around just in time to put it under the tree! The prize is redeemable throughout 2018.
Congratulations to Dave Kozich of Mountaintop, PA, the winner of the 2016 B&B Raffle. He has the rest of 2017 to enjoy it. Thanks to all for your support.