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Smart Talk Road Trip to Mt. Gretna

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 15, 2017 4:58 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, August 15, 2017:

Tuesday's Smart Talk Road Trip takes the show to one of the most picturesque places in Pennsylvania -- Mt. Gretna.

The program comes during a time of anticipation for the town -- the nationally respected and recognized Mt. Gretna Art Show is set for Saturday and Sunday this weekend when around 300 artists and 20,000 art lovers descend on the small Lebanon County village.  The juried artworks include paintings, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, glass and photography.

Mt. Gretna is also well known for its theater and music at the Gretna Theatre.

On Tuesday's show, we'll discuss the arts, theater and music at Gretna with Art Show Committee Chairwoman Linda Bell, Suzanne Stewart, Executive Director of Gretna Music and Joe Giardina, Managing Director of Gretna Theatre.

Mt. Gretna has the look of a Victorian town and this year marks the 125th anniversary of Pennsylvania Chautauqua and the Camp Meeting Ground, which was the founding of Mt. Gretna.  Ralph Zimmerman, Vice President of the Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society visits the Smart Talk set.

And of course, we have to talk about the home of our broadcast -- the Jigger Shop and its ice cream -- a Mt. Gretna tradition for more than 100 years.  Owner Drew Allwein sits down with this us on Tuesday's broadcast.

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