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Penn National Golf Course Community is hosting the Wood Crafters Expo & Food Truck Festival that will feature local artists who are making items from their Champion Black Oak Tree. The Black Oak Tree was designated in 1990 by the Pennsylvania Forestry Association to be a PA Champion as the oldest, tallest & widest in the state of Pennsylvania when it was nominated by Joe Bones & Ken Swisher.

In January of 2017, the Champion Black Oak tree that grew on Penn National’s property since 1841 was felled in a storm. Patti Nitterhouse (developer of Penn National Golf Course Community) saved and kiln-dried the lumber. She has given slabs to many local wood crafters to create beautiful works of art to honor its majesty.

Community members are invited to attend the free, family friendly event on Saturday, April 27. The Wood Crafters Expo will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn National’s Trellis Terrace. There will be live music and food trucks joining the festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For those interested in the tree’s history, click here to view a report by Dr. Druckenbrod of Rider University.

Thank you Penn National Golf Course Community for your membership with the CVBA, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce and Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

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