Annual Dinner


We celebrated our 21st Annual Dinner & Silent Auction at the historic Gettysburg Hotel on Thursday, March 9.

It was a wonderful evening! In addition to catching up with old friends and making new ones, we bid on a wide variety of unique Silent Auction items—garnering a record $5,900 in proceeds supporting our mission! And we celebrated our conservation benefactors, those who preserved their land through donated or purchased conservation easements in 2016.

These benefactors included Tom and Jackie Colgan, who preserved their 19.5-acre Oxford Township property; Kenneth and Mildred Hankey, who preserved 157 acres of their farmland in Latimore Township; and Allen Knouse, who preserved 77 wooded acres in Highland Township.

We also marked a historic milestone as we recognized the Hauser family, who earlier in March completed a conservation easement preserving 170 acres of their Franklin Township vineyard. With the Hauser preservation project, the Land Conservancy has now preserved more than 10,000 acres of Adams County’s beautiful and valuable rural lands!

And finally, at the dinner we bade farewell to Mark Purdy, who officially stepped down from the board after serving his maximum two board terms with distinction. In his place we welcomed Adam Boyer to the board. Adam is an associate in the Gettysburg law firm of Puhl, Eastman & Thrasher and served last year as our land conservation coordinator during Sarah Kipp’s one-year leave of absence.

We look forward to another year of working in partnership with you in preserving Adams County’s rural lands and heritage!