FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2002 --
Fifty local history buffs experienced an evening of fine-dining and learned about some local history as they traveled by trolley to four of the areas best restaurants. Sponsored by Rivertownes PA U.S.A. the event was similar to a progressive dinner party. Two trolleys contracted from Red Rose Transit Authority each took different routes in making their way to restaurants in Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville.
One group began in Columbia and traveled first to the Accomac Inn, north of Wrightsville where they enjoyed an appetizer in the historic inn at the site of Anderson's Ferry. They then moved on to Josephine's Restaraunt in Marietta for a salad, and then to the Railroad House, just a few blocks away, for their entree. The final stop was at Loreto's Ristorante in Columbia for desert. Rivertownes member, Albert Storm Jr. provided a historic narrative throughout the ride, pointing out sites of interest.
The second group began the trip at Josephine's with their appetizer, then moved on to Loreto's for the salad and settled in at Bully’s Restaurant & Pub in Columbia for the entree. Under the care of Rivertownes President Claire Storm, providing the narrative, they finished up their trip with desert at the Accomac Inn and then returned to Marietta.
This was the first event sponsored by Rivertownes, a newly formed non-profit organization, working to promote, preserve and enhance the culture, heritage and related commerce and recreational activities in the Pennsylvania Susquehanna river towns of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville and surrounding areas.