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The York County Heritage Trust Auxiliary provides tremendous support, service and financial aid to the York County Heritage Trust. The Auxiliary began and still operates a number of signature events including Fastnacht Day, Mother's Day Ice Cream Parlor and the Annual Turkey Trot among other events and programs. Each year the Auxiliary provides funding to the YCHT to support its programs and services. In 2013 - 2014 the Auxiliary provided generous support to the 39th Annual Oyster Festival, the Museum Apprentice program and the York County Heritage Trust Information Technology Infrastructure.

2014-2015 Schedule of Events:
Fall Membership Meeting, October 7, 2014 - Join us for lunch and a discussion of the activities of the Auxiliary which support the Trust throughout the year. Call Mary Ellen Lynch, 244-5576, for details.
Oyster Festival, October 19. 2014 - One of the Trust's signature fundraisers, the Oyster Festival is held at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Auxiliary is a sponsor of the event and is also famous for their Bake Sale, held every year to provide sweets for dessert after a great oyster meal!

Turkey Trot, Sandwiches to Go, November 14, 2014 - Enjoy a Turkey Croissant Sandwich Lunch which includes: Sandwich, Chips, Cranberry Sauce, Candy, Apple and a Brown's Orchard Sugar Cookie.  Free delivery by noon with a minim order of three lunches per address.  Please click here for your Turkey Trot Order Form..

Annual Holiday Schermer Pecan Sale - November 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 (until supplies last.) After 60 years of business Schermer Pecans are THE premier company for exceptional quality and taste. The York County Heritage Trust Auxiliary continues to offer these to the region during the holiday season. Pick up the perfect stocking stuffer, hostess gift, snack or dessert in the 12 ounce wrapped packages, then use a bag or two of the Mammoth Halves for baking in pies, pecan crusted chicken, stuffing or more! Act fast, some varieties sell out before the holidays. Each bag sells for $10.

Pecan Varieties:
  • Milk Chocolate Covered 12 oz
  • Dark Chocolate Covered 12 oz
  • Pecan Carmel Clusters 12 oz
  • Cinnamon Glazed 12 oz
  • Mammoth Halves 16 oz
  • Historical Society Museum & Library, Tuesday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Central Market - Thursday 11 am to 1 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
  • Farmer's Market - Friday and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

YCHT Member's Only Holiday Party - December 7, 2014 - Kick off the holidays with special Auxiliary treats at the Holiday Party. Join members from across the region for a wonderful afternoon of nostalgia, music and merriment. Special one-day only discounts available from the gift shop.

Fastnacht Day - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - Participate in the rich heritage of our region by feasting on Fastnachts! Historically, these "doughnuts" were made to use the fat in the house before the fasting season, today the Auxiliary helps us continue that tradition. Join us at the Historical Society Museum & Library, 250 East Market Street. The event is FREE!

Ice Cream Parlor - Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Treat Mom to an ice cream sundae, a root beer float and much more on her special day. During the Mother's Day Street Fair, please visit the Historical Society Museum & Library to get yours. Come early, some flavors sell out! 

2014/2015 YCHT Auxiliary Officers and Board Members
President - Karen Wix
Vice President - Mary Ellen Lynch
Recording Secretary - Nancy Leik
Corresponding Secretary - Elizabeth Knaub
Treasurer - Louise Marx
Membership Chair - Judi Snyder

Joan Beekey, Katheryn Bentz, Mardella Brenneman, Winifred deGennaro, Doris Hartdagen, June Heistand, Helen Lehman,  Evelyn Long, Marilyn Owens, Lynn Pentecost, Rebecca Roberts, Marianne Spangler, Jacqueline Sutton and Joan Whittemore

New members are always welcome! Potential Auxiliary members must either already be a member in good standing with the Trust or make joint application to both the Trust and the Auxiliary. For inquiries, please contact Judy Snyder at 717-848-1361.


York County Heritage Trust
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
717.848.1587 (ph) • 717.812.1204 (fax)
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