Campus Landmark Included on 'Victorian Christmas' Tour

Published 11.22.2010


The Victorian House welcomes visitors Tea service among touches of hospitality Mixing bowls, rolling pin indicate there's holiday baking afoot Voices raised in seasonal song Chef Paul Mach, a member of Penn College's culinary faculty, surveys the well-appointed dining-room tableThe student-built Victorian House on Penn College's main campus was featured along the Victorian Christmas Tour, held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday as part of Williamsport's 12th Annual Victorian Christmas weekend. A short synopsis of the Victorian House, including recipes from the School of Hospitality's Chef Paul Mach, was distributed to all ticketholders. A trolley stop behind Le Jeune Chef Restaurant took visitors to other sites on the historical tour. Le Jeune presented a buffet luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; refreshments were served on the west porch of the Victorian House, as well. Several Penn College personnel were integral to preparations, including horticulture instructor Christine A. Fink and her students; Lenore G. Penfield, director of special events; General Services horticulturalists Michael H. Miller and Andrea L. Mull; School of Hospitality faculty/staff and students; and Linda L. Strous, coordinator of conference and guest services. Gail B. Landers, a group leader at the Children's Learning Center, and Linda J. Miller, hospitality sales manager, were campus house co-chairs; and Dina L. Wilson, associate professor of nursing, was a member of the Victorian Christmas Committee. Photos by Michael S. Fischer, student photographer