2010-05-13 / Family

Ultimate Road Trip Planned Along The Lincoln Highway From Schellsburg To Gettysburg And Back

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is sponsoring a one-day bus trip along the historic Lincoln Highway from Schellsburg to Gettysburg (and back) on Saturday, June 26, 2010. The trip will be guided/narrated by Dr. Fred Gantz, an adjunct faculty member at several area colleges. He knows this route inside and out and will share little-known facts about this country’s first coast-to-coast route.

In addition to the obvious photo ops at two Roadside Giants and five Lincoln Highway murals, bus guests will be treated to a lovely lunch buffet at the 1815 Inn at Herr Ridge, where the Battle of Gettysburg literally began in the fields around the inn. A spin around Gettysburg and then, it’s off to the theatre to catch Neil Simon’s “45 Seconds from Broadway” matinee at the Totem Pole Playhouse. This is not community theatre, but live professional theatre. The playhouse is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2010. This particular production features Hollywood director John Putch, who has enjoyed more than 20 successful years in film and television, both as an actor and director. He is the son of the late William Putch and actress Jean Stapleton.

Who needs a reason to load up on fudge, old-fashioned candy and fresh roasted peanuts? Throw in 8,000 elephants and it spells Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum. Travel west to historic Mc- Connellsburg for a catered Italian sampler dinner. Mama mia! Pull into Shawnee State Park by dusk. Don’t delay; make your reservation at www.LHHC.org where you can even pay online or call 724-238-9030. The travel package ($110 per person) includes the guided tour, lunch, theatre ticket, dinner and goodie bag. May 31 is the registration deadline.

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