Sunday, June 23, 2013

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce celebrates 100 years!

   We attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the Greater Carlisle Chamber of Commerce  last evening at the Carlisle Business Airport. Perfect weather with delicious hors d'oeuvres, Surf & Turf dinner and sweet treats from the Carlisle Bakery.   We ended the evening with a great band under the Supermoon!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Civil War 150th - 1863 Invasion in the Cumberland Valley

Civil War 150th 
 1863 Invasion in the Valley 

was remembered at the Cumberland County Historical Society last evening with a presentation by Pvt. Patrick Farrell, portrayed by Carlisle attorney Hubert Gilroy. Patrick told of the Irish families in the
Cumberland Valley and the grand contributions the Irish soldiers made for the cause. He also described his friendship with the Faller family on North Hanover Street and the War skirmishes fought alongside two of the Faller brothers, John and Leo. Mary, portraying great great grandmother, Maria Faller, read a poignant letter that John wrote home from Antietam telling of Leo's death - September 17, 1862.
An illustrated letter by Leo.
The letters are reproduced in a book titled Dear Folks at Home which includes Johns account of imprisonment in Andersonville.

Monday, June 10, 2013

All Ford Nationals of Carlisle Events

All our 2013 Ford Nationals enthusiasts have gone now but had a super weekend.  Several proudly showed off their SALEEN model mustangs here and at the show.  Steve Saleen was at the show to sign autographs, and in the case of one of our guests with a beautiful red model, he signed the dash
and engine!  Another guest with a black and silver gem buffs his to perfection!

The evening brought hundreds into town for the 3rd Annual Ford Parade and we saw not only the new newest super models but also some classics as well.  With swinging bands on the courthouse steps and on High Street at the location of the old rail station, the town rocked!