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Pullo Party set for Aug. 16 at Penn State York

Pullo Center interior
8/8/2008 —

On-stage performances, guided tours, book signings, inflatable games, carnival games, food, and a variety of other entertainment are all a part of Penn State York’s Pullo Party set for Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the campus.  The Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) opened at York campus in August of 2005 and the Pullo Party is an event designed to introduce the community to the new facility featuring the theatre, the John T. and Paige S. Smith Atrium, and the Lee R. Glatfelter Library.  The event is free and open to the public.

“We hope that the community will visit the campus, take a tour of The Pullo Center and the Lee R. Glatfelter Library, and enjoy the free activities we have planned.  It will be a day of fun.” said Janine Pflaum, coordinator of the campus’ first Pullo Party and the group sales and sponsorship manager for The Pullo Center.

Performances taking place in the theatre include Theatre of Southern York County from 1:30 – 3 p.m., Coyle School of Irish Dance from 3 – 4 p.m., Experimental Movement Concepts from 4 – 5 p.m., and Todd Davis, classical pianist from 5 – 6 p.m.  At 2 p.m. Larry LeBeau will play the piano in the atrium that connects the performing arts center to the library.  Guided tours of the state-of-the-art facility are scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon.  Other entertainment is being added each day.

In the library from noon – 5 p.m., storytellers Judy Wolfman, Mickie Singer, and Jackie LeBeau will entertain children.  In addition, there will be book signings by local authors Voni Grimes, Jackie LeBeau, Mickie Singer, and Judy Wolfman.  Visitors can also sign-up for a library card or take part in the “take a book, leave a book” activity.

Outdoor activities include a bounce house, an inflatable slide, lawn games, a scavenger hunt, and crafts by YorkArts.  A variety of campus and community information tables will also be set up for visitors to pick-up materials.  Visitors may also purchase food from vendors including Bricker’s French Fries, Emanuel’s Italian Ice, and The Bistro at Penn State York.

The Pullo Center is located on the campus of Penn State York at 1031 Edgecomb Ave.  For more information on the Pullo Party, please call (717) 505-8900.

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