As I am sitting here writing this post on the front porch of the Inn, I just waved to my dad who was turning from Baldy St onto Main St. I saw the mayor of the town walking with her husband, and I saw my landlord leaving work and walking across the street to his house. A friend was power walking up the street for exercise and the son of the owner of the Kutztown Strand was strolling by with a friend. What I love about all of that is that I will most likely see all of them at least one more time by the end of the day. Kutztown is small town life at it’s finest. That’s why, in addition to being the Innkeeper here at the Inn, I also decided to join the Kutztown Bicentennial Committee to help plan the week long celebration. When I leave here today, I will head over to the Kutztown Area Historical Society for our last Kutztown Bicentennial Committee meeting before the celebration kicks off on Saturday. Just yesterday, I was having drinks at the K’town Pub for a friends birthday and we were discussing how strange it is that we have been planning this celebration for three years. It feels like just yesterday I was asked by Craig Koller, Bicentennial chairman, to join the committee. But here we are, less than three days from the first event when all of our hard work is about to pay off.
It’s a bittersweet feeling, really. On one hand, I won’t be seeing the committee members anymore and truthfully, they have started to feel like family. We’ve shared this common bond for so long, it will be sad saying “see ya later” and not knowing when that later will be. But on the other, I am excited to get some free time back and finally be able to enjoy these events we have been planning for so long.
And you should come out and enjoy them, too. We have an event (or in some cases two events) every day from Saturday, July 25th through Sunday, August 2nd. The full schedule is shown below and you can get more information about each of the events on the website at www.kutztownboro.org/bicentennial. And as a little added surprise, we will be inviting people to enjoy our courtyard from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday with some music, food, beer from Saucony Creek Brewing Co., wine from Vynecrest, and some fun raffles of local items. I will be posting some more information about that tomorrow on our Facebook. For now, take a look at the Bicentennial events and I hope to see as many of you there as possible in support of our home town.
Until next time…
Your “Kutztown’s Biggest Fan” Innkeeper,