Pattye Benson

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Tredyffrin Shows Support for Historic Preservation

Last night was the annual In the Mood fundraiser for Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust and I am pleased to reported that it was another successful Trust event. The stone barn at King’s Grant Farm was transformed, 1950’s style for the evening. Owned by Jeff and Cindy King, we thank them for their generosity and support. In addition to the use of the barn for In the Mood, the Jeff and Cindy King Foundation has made a very generous donation to the Capital Campaign of the Jones Log Barn rebuilding project.

It was wonderful to have many community members show their support for historic preservation — the event attracted some of our former and current elected officials from the school board and board of supervisors. Former State House Rep Carole Rubley, a member of the In the Mood committee, attended with her husband as did current State House Rep Paul Drucker and his wife. Many local historic preservation supporters attended the Trust event as did guests from Exton, Bryn Mawr and Villanova.

Setting aside politics for the evening, this was an opportunity for some real fun . . . whether answering trivia questions provided by DJ Dick Spindler, dancing to 50’s music supplied by a wonderful vintage jukebox; demonstrating your expertise at the hula-hoop; following co-chair Judy DiFilippo’s lead in the Bunny Hop or taking your turn to strut your stuff for ‘The Stroll’ . . . In the Mood provided something for everyone. Poodle skirts, pony tails, black leather jackets, letter sweaters and penny loafers were the dress for the evening! One of the crowd favorites was Paoli resident Gio D’Amato and wife Fran, both dressed to perfection in vintage 50’s style!

Judy and I thank the King’s for hosting the event, the Trust Board of Directors, our sponsors and contributors, the community members who attended and a special thank you to the volunteers of the In the Mood Committee — it was a magical night and thank you all!

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  1. It was a great event Pattye. Thank you and to your committee for such a fun night. I enjoyed watching Paul Drucker dancing with Judy DiFilippo. Pattye, I did not see Warren Kampf, was he there?

  2. Anon — if you want to make Friday night a political event, it is to your own discredit. Paul Drucker is a friend of Pattye’s and if you were there and watched him dancing with Judy, then you don’t need this forum to ask if Warren Kampf was there. While it was a lovely evening and I was delighted to attend, it was hardly a mob scene. You ask if Warren was there and you know certainly he was not. WHile I have no idea where he was, I am friends with several people who said they were unabel to come to Pattye’s event because they had a conflict, and Warren was in attendance there.
    In fact, until this post, I was delighted that the evening had not been any kind of a political event. Judy di is on the list of people who endorsed Warren. Should she have avoided Mr. Drucker to make a point? Hardly — it was a social evening.
    I am hoping that Pattye will not post any more references to this evening that are veiled political comments…as Pattye was a lovely hostess and made politics no part of the evening.

      1. I responded here too quickly — if you don’t have the courtesy to tell me who you are and why you find my comments to be about me — which in no way are they – forget I responded. Owe you nothing.

  3. Over myself? Someone asks a rhetoric question that has no purpose here except political….and a community event that has nothing to gain by being political turns that way. So get over the use of blogs. It’s not about me — sadly it is about a collective mentality.

  4. Pattye,
    and the entire Historic Preservation Trust, thanks for a fun event.
    It was nice to attand something non political and have a good time for a worthy cause. Fran and I had a great time.
    Gio D’Amato

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