FOW 95th Anniversary Celebration Event Information

We look forward to celebrating our 95th Anniversary at Erdenheim Farm!

Thank you so much for supporting Friends of the Wissahickon and purchasing tickets for our 95th Anniversary Celebration at Erdenheim Farm on Friday, October 11, 2019. We are celebrating almost a century of conservation of Wissahickon Valley Park, at a significant green space that hugs the Wissahickon Creek in the heart of the watershed, while honoring individuals essential to the fulfillment of FOW’s mission. At this milestone event, FOW’s long-standing Wissahickon Award will be presented to Past President Cindy Affleck, the organization’s Founders Award will be presented to David Haas.

Parking & Ride Share Drop Off/Pick Up

The Party Starts at 5:30! All party attendees must park or be dropped off at the parking lot at Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy at 120 W. Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031

Check-in and shuttles will be located at the back of the lot under the Friends of the Wissahickon tents. All attendees will be shuttled to and from Erdenheim Farm. Shuttles will run throughout the party. There is no parking or drop off available at Erdenheim Farm.

Persons in need of accessible parking and venue access should call the FOW office at 215-247-0417 to arrange.

Photography/Social Media

Erdenheim Farm requests no photography or social media during the event. We ask that you please respect their wishes and enjoy this event without sharing or taking pictures during your visit to the Farm.

Directions

Stenton Avenue between Flourtown and Mill Roads may still be closed at this time, so please allow extra time for travel. For information on road closures and detour maps, please visit http://whitemarshtwp.org/

Attire

What is farm fabulous attire? Flat, closed toe shoes are recommended for this event.
Visit our Pinterest page at pinterest.com/FOWissahickon for some farm fabulous inspiration!

Weather

The event is indoors and will occur rain or shine.

Day of Event Questions

Please call Audrey Simpson at 215-247-0417 x343 anytime between 9am-12pm on Friday, 10/11 for day of event questions. Or visit this sit as we will be updating it with any important event information regularly.

Grand Prize Drawing

Enter to win our fabulous Grand Prize Drawing items! Tickets for Grand Prize Drawing will be available until October 10th at 12 pm and at the event. Reach out to pollack@fow.org for information on how to purchase at 95th Celebration.

Caleb Meyer Necklace

Enjoy a custom necklace created and generously donated by local artisan Caleb Meyer, a master metalsmith, gem expert, and passionate artist. A double strand of 6.5-8.5mm white freshwater baroque pearls, strung with a forged leaf clasp in 18K yellow gold, 18″ and 19″ long.

Winner (if present) will receive the necklace at the 95th Anniversary Celebration on October 11th, 2019. Estimated value: $1,500

A Taste of Bourbon in Rittenhouse Square

Experience downtown Philadelphia in this 120-year-old brick rowhome, tucked away on a shabby-chic alley right off of Rittenhouse Square. Enjoy this exquisitely renovated 2 bed, 1 bath house that can accomodate up to 3 guests. Make a reservation at one of the amazing restuarants within walking distance or stay in and sip on some of your newly acquired bourbon.

A vertical collection of six distinctive bottles of bourbon and rye whiskey from Buffalo Trace, one of Kentucky’s most storied distilleries and a set of Tiffany & Co. drinkware: Bourbon includes: – Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, a member of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel – Stagg Jr. – Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch – Buffalo Trace Single Barrel – W.L. Weller Special Reserve

Winner (if present) will receive the bourbon at the 95th Anniversary Celebration on October 11th, 2019. Availability for Rittenhouse Square apartment: A total of 3 days and 2 nights. Any mutual agreeable date, but many prime weekends available. Total package value approximately $1,300

Live Auction

Feel free to peruse our wonderful auction items before the event! We have something for everyone: dinner, trips, and experiences that you couldn’t get anywhere but with Friends of the Wissahickon.

Mica Tasting Dinner and Board Members Wine Basket

Sit back and relax while you enjoy this 6-course tasting menu for up to six people at Mica while taking in their peaceful atmosphere. Mica is a warm BYOB that offers creative dinning driven by what the season offers. Does not include gratuity and alcoholic beverages, but do not fret! Bring 10 wines supplied by our Board Members, including the 1986 Grand Cru Classe, which Wine Advocate says is “a magnificent example of Chateau Margaux and one of the most tannic, backward Margauxs of the last 50 years.”

Available Tuesday through Thursday at Mica’s restaurant.

Crested Butte Vacation Home

Relax in the comforts of a charming vacation home in Crested Butte. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath is in walking distance of both restaurants and a shuttle to take you to the ski resorts. Take time during the summer to relax with access to endless hiking, biking, and fishing. If you’re a thrill seeker, fly through the forest on a Zip line Tour or go whitewater rafting on the Gunnison River or Taylor River. Or enjoy the wilderness of Colorado by fishing or going horseback riding.

Subject to owners schedule but many weeks in both winter and summer available. Does not include airfare.

Day on the Stream for Two!

Drive approximately 1 ½ hours from Chestnut Hill to McMichaels Creek, which has been managed by Pohoqualine Fish Association for 125 years and only fishable by members of the Fishing Club. Once at this scenic creek, you will meet your guide and stream manager, Ben Turpin. Spend your morning on the water fishing for Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Tiger Trout. Break for lunch and some refreshing drinks served stream side. After an afternoon session on the water, head home with pictures and stories to share!

Please bring your own gear. Available on weekday in May or June 2020—date picked to match schedules and weather/water conditions.

Beaver Creek Vacation Home

Take in Beaver Creek, Colorado in this beautiful 6,800 square foot ski house in a gated community. With five bedrooms, six full baths, and an outdoor hot tub you’ll be able to experience the amazing mountain views. Use a free shuttle service to get to Beaver Creek Mountain where you can experience 150 different trails covering 1,832 acres of land. And only 12 miles from Vail Mountain, you’ll have a prime location to explore 195 trails covering 5,317 total skiable acres of mountain.

Available for a total of 8 days and 7 nights. Subject to owner’s schedule but many prime skiing weeks are available. Does not include airfare.

Wissahickon Experience

Be the first to experience the Wissahickon in a whole new way by spending an evening on the Red-Covered Bridge. Originally built in the early 1700s, it is the only covered bridge in Philadelphia today and the only one still standing within the boundaries of major city in the United States. Enjoy a tasting of 5 different wines poured by Moore Brothers for 18-25 people and listen to the sounds of the creek babbling beneath your feet. After your wine tasting, take in the sights and sounds of the Wissahickon at night with a dinner catered by Bacchus Catering.

Available from May–June or September–October 2020.

Once-in-a-Lifetime African Safari Adventure

Enjoy a truly unforgettable five-day, four-night Safari Adventure at Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia for up to four people including all meals. Ongava is listed on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold Reserve List. Stay in a luxury chalet or tent with private baths and a fabulous view looking out at the preserve and waterhole. You’ll have the opportunity to observe cheetahs, lions, elephants, as well as white and black rhinos while on open Jeep drives or guided hikes.

All travel must be booked through Premier Tours. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Peak holidays are blacked out. Valid through 2020. Does not include airfare.