Jun 152016
 

The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund will be offering free tours of the Paoli Battlefield this summer.  There will be one tour each month to help educate the public about the revolutionary war battle that was fought on this battlefield.  All tours on on Saturday Morning from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the following dates

Saturday, June 25th  ♦  Saturday, July 23rd  ♦  Saturday, August 27th

Park along the ring road inside the Paoli Memorial Grounds and head to the monuments, you see us by the grave site where the entrance to the Historical Park is located.  If you need directions Click Here.

 It was not a skirmish but a battle that featured 2000 plus troops on the British side and 2000 plus troops under the command of General Anthony Wayne.  There was also 2000 raw militia troops under the command of General William Smallwood that were attached right before they made it to Wayne’s camp in present day Malvern.

We will have our tent there where you can purchase tee shirts, hats, blankets, books, and pick up information on our upcoming events.  You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up on all of the happenings of the Paoli Battlefield so you can Remember Paoli.  We will have our credit card reader available if you wish to purchase any items using a debt or credit card.

Please stop by and learn about the second oldest revolutionary war monument in the country, and about America’s First Battle Cry “Remember Paoli”.  Learn why this was called the Paoli Massacre and learn about the Paoli Days that remember veterans staring in 1817.

See you this summer!!

 

Jun 102016
 

Private Paranormal Tour of the Paoli Battlefield

Update:  We have sold out the tour for the Fall.  We will have a new Spring Tour starting in May 2017 (Date TBA).

Join us on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm as Laurie Hull and her team from Tri-County Paranormal lead us on a paranormal investigation of the Paoli Battlefield.  This is a private tour and the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park will be CLOSED during the tour to all visitors.

Food, drink, and bathroom facilities will be provided at the battlefield.  Please bring along bug spray, flashlights, recorders, cameras, and dress properly for the season.  We will begin in the sun and end in the dark so please make sure that you bring warm clothing and appropriate footwear as we will be walking through trails in the woods and in grass fields.  You can also bring a chair if you want as we are going to be at several different locations throughout the battlefield.

We have discovered over the years many different “hot spots” of activity located along the trail and in other areas around the battlefield of the 9th deadliest battle of the Revolutionary War.

This battle was a midnight bayonet and sword attack by the British as they swept across the camp of Anthony Wayne in three waves that sent his continental troops off in a panic.  Many witness describe the attack and atrocities committed there by the British.

“I with my own Eyes, see them, cut & hack some of our poor Men to pieces after they had fallen in their hands and scarcely shew the least Mercy to any…”

Lt. Col. Adam Hubley, 10th PA Regiment

“…more than a dozen soldiers had with fixed bayonets formed a cordon round him, and that everyone of them in sport had indulged their brutal ferocity by stabbing him in different parts of his body and limbs … a physician … examining him there was found … 46 distinct bayonet wounds…”

William Hutchinson, Pennsylvania Militiaman

“The Enemy last Night at twelve o’clock attacked … Our Men just raised from Sleep, moved disorderly — Confusion followed … The Carnage was very great … this is a bloody Month.”

Col. Thomas Hartley, 1st PA Regiment

“The Annals of the Age Cannot Produce such another Scene of Butchery…”

Maj. Samuel Hay, 7th PA Regiment

52 soldiers from this battle are buried in a mass grave and there is one that is buried somewhere else in the battlefield.  Wayne’s troops were so incensed at the British atrocities that the coined one of our nations first battle cry “Remember Paoli”.

We invite you to take photographs and bring other equipment to the battlefield for this tour and we encourage you to share your photos or recordings with Laurie as she will use them in her presentation on March of 2017 at the General Warren Inne.  Please email your photos or recordings to info@rememberpaoli.org

download PDF

Click here to down the waiver. Please sign and bring with you before you start the tour.

You must sign a waver which you can download here and bring with you or you can sign and submit at the battlefield.  No admittance on tour without this signed waiver. 

The cost is $45 per person.

Update:  We have sold out the tour for the Fall.  We will have a new Spring Tour starting in May 2017 (Date TBA).

         

 Posted by at 5:32 pm
May 092016
 

Private Paranormal Tour of the Paoli Battlefield

Join us on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm as Laurie Hull and her team from Tri-County Paranormal lead us on a paranormal investigation of the Paoli Battlefield.  This is a private tour and the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park will be CLOSED during the tour to all visitors.

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Food, drink, and bathroom facilities will be provided at the battlefield.  Please bring along bug spray, flashlights, recorders, cameras, and dress properly for the season.  We will begin in the sun and end in the dark so please make sure that you bring warm clothing and appropriate footwear as we will be walking through trails in the woods and in grass fields.  You can also bring a chair if you want as we are going to be at several different locations throughout the battlefield.

We have discovered over the years many different “hot spots” of activity located along the trail and in other areas around the battlefield of the 9th deadliest battle of the Revolutionary War.

This battle was a midnight bayonet and sword attack by the British as they swept across the camp of Anthony Wayne in three waves that sent his continental troops off in a panic.  Many witness describe the attack and atrocities committed there by the British.

“I with my own Eyes, see them, cut & hack some of our poor Men to pieces after they had fallen in their hands and scarcely shew the least Mercy to any…”

Lt. Col. Adam Hubley, 10th PA Regiment

“…more than a dozen soldiers had with fixed bayonets formed a cordon round him, and that everyone of them in sport had indulged their brutal ferocity by stabbing him in different parts of his body and limbs … a physician … examining him there was found … 46 distinct bayonet wounds…”

William Hutchinson, Pennsylvania Militiaman

“The Enemy last Night at twelve o’clock attacked … Our Men just raised from Sleep, moved disorderly — Confusion followed … The Carnage was very great … this is a bloody Month.”

Col. Thomas Hartley, 1st PA Regiment

“The Annals of the Age Cannot Produce such another Scene of Butchery…”

Maj. Samuel Hay, 7th PA Regiment

52 soldiers from this battle are buried in a mass grave and there is one that is buried somewhere else in the battlefield.  Wayne’s troops were so incensed at the British atrocities that the coined one of our nations first battle cry “Remember Paoli”.

We invite you to take photographs and bring other equipment to the battlefield for this tour and we encourage you to share your photos or recordings with Laurie as she will use them in her presentation on March of 2017 at the General Warren Inne.  Please email your photos or recordings to info@rememberpaoli.org

download PDF

Click here to down the waiver. Please sign and bring with you before you start the tour.

You must sign a waver which you can download here and bring with you or you can sign and submit at the battlefield.  No admittance on tour without this signed waiver. 

The cost is $45 per person and you can use the donation link below to reserve your spot.  We will accept cash and checks the night  of the event, but all credit or debit cards must use the pay pal link in order to gain admission.

 

 

 


Use this link to pay for the tour

May 062015
 

PBPF_STD2015_4x6_finalJoin us on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 as we enjoy our 3rd annual Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day.  We will have as our centerpiece the American Military Timeline starting at the French and Indian War and going through to present day.  With the help of our friends from Historical Military Impressions  see re-enactors from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the National Guard representing today’s troops in camps and displaying the dress and items they carried into battle.  Interact with the soldiers, see the weapons they used and learn about the clothing and other gear that these soldiers needed to outfit themselves on the battlefield.  Live firing exercises will take place throughout the day, as well as many other programs.  Join the soldiers as they march into camp at 11:00am and then visit each of the camps.

View our slideshow from past Paoli Battlefield Heritage Days

(click on the arrows at the sides to scroll through the photos)

(or use the dots at the bottom of the screen to navigate)

 

See the displays and learn about many of our local historical sites, learn crafts with special demonstrations, and buy goods from the craftspeople that will be at the battlefield.

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Authors Bruce Mowday, Michael Harris, Gene Pisasale, Phyllis Recca, and

Catherine Dyrant Voorhees will be signing their books for purchase.

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Bruce Mowday

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Michael Harris

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Phyllis Recca

 

 

 

 

 

See Ben Franklin demonstrate his great inventions, and of course shot the Wall Gun!!

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Franklin setting up his experiments

 

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Franklin firing his Wall Gun!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’d like to thank our food vendors Cafe Bonu and McDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes which will be selling food and drinks to everyone.

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MacDougall's Irish Victory Cakes logo

 

 

 

Our good friends at the  Colonial Plantation and East Goshen Township will have kids crafts and games to share with the family.

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Register your kids with our Paoli Passport.  The first 150 kids entered will win a prize pack, and we will have drawings for bigger prizes throughout the day.  We will have a Grand Prize drawing right before the veteran’s ceremony.

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Join in on our Children’s Musters and drill with wooden muskets, play-act loading a cannon and leading a bayonet charge” with our friend Ned Hector (aka Noah Lewis).  Have your kids compete in our kid’s games.

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Learn more about the Battle of Paoli and why it was coined the “Paoli Massacre” by the patriots. See the 2nd oldest War Memorial in the United States, atop the grave of 52 Continental Soldiers killed at the Battle of Paoli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by and see Randy Brown of the Valley Forge Black Pots, as he demonstrates black pot cooking near his replica wagon.

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Experience a Duel between a loyalist and a patriot.

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Face Painting & Balloon Tricks by Merrily the Clown.

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Sing along with Rockin Thru History with popular song writer and singer Damien Drago

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Don’t forget to ride Stubby the Helicopter from the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center will be here too!!

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Visit military vehicles from our friends at Greater Pennsylvania Military Vehicle Historical Society.  WWII Jeep and Medical Setup, M-274 Mule, M-37, 1941 Dodge WC-12, WC54 Ambulance, and re-enactors and displays.

WWII Jeep

WWII Jeep

M-274 Mule

M-274 Mule

M-37

M-37

1941 Dodge WC-12

1941 Dodge WC-12

WC54 Ambulance

WC54 Ambulance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To close out the day we will have a veterans recognition ceremony.  State Representative Duane Milne and others will talk about the history and sacrifice our fighting men and women have faced keeping our country free.  Our re-enactors will march out of camp and will then lay wreaths at the mass grave site of the 52 patriots who perished during the Battle of Paoli on September 20-21, 1777.    A bugler will play taps,  which will then be followed by a firing salute by our re-enactors.

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Firing Salute

 

Admission is by a donation of $8.00 per person, children are $5.00, and a special family rate is $20.00 (up to 5 people).

Get your Chester County Veteran’s ID at our event.  Must present this card to get the Veteran’s discount.  For more information on the Chester County Veteran’s ID card Click here.

CLICK HERE If you wan to help us by becoming a Sponsor or if you want to participate or volunteer!!

 

Links of our Attendees (so far):

 

vistwebsiteBorough of Malvern

 

vistwebsiteHistoric Military Impressions

 

vistwebsiteChester County Veteran’s Affairs

 

vistwebsiteChester County Recorder of Deeds

 

vistwebsiteThe American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

 

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State Representative Duane Milne

 

Vist us on FacebookMike Kochan – Ben Franklin

 

Vist us on FacebookRoyal American Reformers

 

vistwebsiteBradbury Camp SUV

 

vistwebsiteBruce Mowday

 

vistwebsiteMichael Harris

 

vistwebsiteGene Pisasale

 

vistwebsitePhyllis Recca 

 

vistwebsiteCatherine D. Voorhees

 

vistwebsiteCafe Bonu

 

vistwebsiteMacDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes

 

vistwebsiteBrandywine Battlefield

 

vistwebsiteColonial Pennsylvania Plantation

 

vistwebsiteHeirloom Gift Pens

 

vistwebsiteBrandywine Basics

 

vistwebsiteHistoric Sugartown

 

vistwebsiteChristian C. Sanderson Museum

 

vistwebsiteValley Forge Black Pots

 

vistwebsiteSaving Hallowed Ground

 

vistwebsiteGreater Pennsylvania Military Vehicle Historical Society

 

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Hale Brynes House

 

vistwebsiteMalvern Historical Commission

 

vistwebsitePete’s Forever Roses

 

vistwebsiteColonial Bindery

 

vistwebsiteNoah Lewis

 

vistwebsiteMill at Anselma

 

vistwebsite1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum

 

vistwebsiteBell’s Dioramas in History

 

vistwebsite“Merrily” The Clown

 

vistwebsiteRockin Thru History – Singer Damien Drago

 

Lewis Boughner – Crafter

 

Lynn King – Old Time Mountain Dulcimer

 

East Goshen Township Historical Commission – Crafts

 

Gail McChahon – Kid’s Games

 Posted by at 6:03 pm
Jul 222014
 

Private Paranormal Tour of the Paoli Battlefield

Join us on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm as Laurie Hull and her team from Tri-County Paranormal lead us on a paranormal investigation of the Paoli Battlefield.  This is a private tour and the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park will be CLOSED during the tour to all visitors.

Food, drink, and bathroom facilities will be provided at the battlefield.  Please bring along bug spray, flashlights, recorders, cameras, and dress properly for the season.  We will begin in the sun and end in the dark so please make sure that you bring warm clothing and appropriate footwear as we will be walking through trails in the woods and in grass fields.  You can also bring a chair if you want as we are going to be at several different locations throughout the battlefield.

We have discovered over the years many different “hot spots” of activity located along the trail and in other areas around the battlefield of the 9th deadliest battle of the Revolutionary War.

This battle was a midnight bayonet and sword attack by the British as they swept across the camp of Anthony Wayne in three waves that sent his continental troops off in a panic.  Many witness describe the attack and atrocities committed there by the British.

“I with my own Eyes, see them, cut & hack some of our poor Men to pieces after they had fallen in their hands and scarcely shew the least Mercy to any…”

Lt. Col. Adam Hubley, 10th PA Regiment

“…more than a dozen soldiers had with fixed bayonets formed a cordon round him, and that everyone of them in sport had indulged their brutal ferocity by stabbing him in different parts of his body and limbs … a physician … examining him there was found … 46 distinct bayonet wounds…”

William Hutchinson, Pennsylvania Militiaman

“The Enemy last Night at twelve o’clock attacked … Our Men just raised from Sleep, moved disorderly — Confusion followed … The Carnage was very great … this is a bloody Month.”

Col. Thomas Hartley, 1st PA Regiment

“The Annals of the Age Cannot Produce such another Scene of Butchery…”

Maj. Samuel Hay, 7th PA Regiment

52 soldiers from this battle are buried in a mass grave and there is one that is buried somewhere else in the battlefield.  Wayne’s troops were so incensed at the British atrocities that the coined one of our nations first battle cry “Remember Paoli”.

We invite you to take photographs and bring other equipment to the battlefield for this tour and we encourage you to share your photos or recordings with Laurie as she will use them in her presentation on February 8th, 2016 at the General Warren Inne.  Please email your photos or recordings to info@rememberpaoli.org

You must sign a waver which you can download here and bring with you or you can sign and submit at the battlefield.  No admittance on tour without this signed waiver. 

download PDF

Click here to download the waiver. Please sign and bring with you before you start the tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cost is $45 per person and you can use the donation link below to reserve your spot.  We will accept cash and checks the night  of the event, but all credit or debit cards must use the pay pal link in order to gain admission.


Jun 232014
 

Join us on Saturday, September 20th 2014 as we present an American Military Timeline starting at the French and Indian War and going through to present day.  With the help of our friends from Historical Military Impressions  see re-enactors from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, in camps and displaying the dress and items they carried into battle.  Interact with the soldiers, see the weapons they used and learn about the clothing and other gear that these soldiers needed to outfit themselves on the battlefield.  Live firing exercises will take place throughout the day, as well as many other programs.

Click here to download our poster

Join the soldiers as they march into camp at 10:30am and then visit each of the camps.  Learn about many of our local historical sites, learn crafts with special demonstrations, and buy goods from the craftspeople that will be at the battlefield.  Author Bruce Mowday and Michael Harris will be signing their books for purchase and donating their proceeds to the battlefield.  See Ben Franklin demonstrate his great inventions.  We’d like to thank our food vendors Cafe Buno and Subway which will be selling food and drinks to everyone.  Our good friends at the  Colonial Plantation will have kids crafts and games to share with the family.  Take a family keepsake photo at our special cutouts at the battlefield. Register your kids with our Paoli Passport.  This program will have your children tour each of the camps and asked questions to the re-enactors to get the answers needed to win prizes.  Everyone entered will win a prize pack, but we will have a larger prize drawing near the end of the day. Tour the Paoli Battlefield and learn all about the battle that took place here and why it was coined the “Paoli Massacre” by the patriots.  Stop by and see Randy Brown of the Valley Forge Blackpots, as he demonstrates cooking near his replica wagon. Experience a Duel between a loyalist and a patriot and have your kids participant in our children’s musket drills.

Click to view a map of the Event

To close out the day we will have a veterans recognition ceremony.  State Representative Duane Milne and others will talk about the history and sacrifice our fighting men and women have faced keeping our country free.  Our re-enactors will march out of camp and will then lay wreaths at the mass grave site of the 52 patriots who perished during the Battle of Paoli on September 20-21, 1777.    A bugler will play taps, a bagpiper will play Amazing Grace,  which will then be followed by a firing salute by our re-enactors.

Admission is by a donation of $8.00 per person, children are $5.00, and a special family rate is $20.00 (up to 5 people).

Click here to find out more!!

Links of our Attendees:

 

Borough of Malvern

http://www.malvern.org/

Historic Military Impressions

http://www.hmisite.com/

Bruce Mowday

http://www.mowday.com/

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

http://www.colonialplantation.org/

Brandywine Battlefield

http://www.brandywinebattlefield.org

Historic Sugartown

http://www.historicsugartown.org/

Christian C. Sanderson Museum

http://sandersonmuseum.org/

Valley Forge Black Pots

http://splatterdab.com/vfbp/

The Mill at Anselma

http://anselmamill.org/

Saving Hallowed Ground

http://www.saving-hallowed-ground.org/

Hale Brynes House

http://www.halebyrnes.org/

Michael Harris

http://revwarramblings.wordpress.com/

Malvern Historical Commission

http://www.malvern.org/historical-comm-overview/

State Representative Duane Milne

http://www.duanemilne.com/

Peoples Light and Theater Company

http://peopleslight.org/

Chadds Ford Historical Society

http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org/

 

Jun 142014
 

Join us on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm as Laurie Hull and her team from Tri-County Paranormal lead us on a paranormal investigation of the Paoli Battlefield.  We have discovered over the years many different “hot spots” of activity located along the trail and in other areas around the battlefield of the 9th deadliest battle of the Revolutionary War.

This battle was a midnight bayonet and sword attack only by the British as they swept across the camp of Anthony Wayne in three waves that sent his continental troops off in a panic.  Many witness describe the attack and atrocities committed there by the British.

“I with my own Eyes, see them, cut & hack some of our poor Men to pieces after they had fallen in their hands and scarcely shew the least Mercy to any…”

Lt. Col. Adam Hubley, 10th PA Regiment

“…more than a dozen soldiers had with fixed bayonets formed a cordon round him, and that everyone of them in sport had indulged their brutal ferocity by stabbing him in different parts of his body and limbs … a physician … examining him there was found … 46 distinct bayonet wounds…”

William Hutchinson, Pennsylvania Militiaman

“The Enemy last Night at twelve o’clock attacked … Our Men just raised from Sleep, moved disorderly — Confusion followed … The Carnage was very great … this is a bloody Month.”

Col. Thomas Hartley, 1st PA Regiment

“The Annals of the Age Cannot Produce such another Scene of Butchery…”

Maj. Samuel Hay, 7th PA Regiment

52 soldiers from this battle are buried in a mass grave and there is one that is buried somewhere else in the battlefield.  Wayne’s troops were so incensed at the British atrocities that the coined one of our nations first battle cry “Remember Paoli”.

We invite you to take photographs and bring other equipment to the battlefield for this tour and we encourage you to share your photos or recordings with Laurie as she will use them in her presentation on February 9th, 2015 at the General Warren Inne.

The cost is $45 per person and you can use the donation link below to reserve your spot.  We will accept cash and checks the night  of the event, but all credit or debit cards must use the pay pal link in order to gain admission.


May 112014
 

From all of us on the all volunteer Board of Directors of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, we would like to thank everyone who turned our for a great day at our Military Timeline and Veteran’s Ceremony on Saturday, September 20th.    We’d also like to thank all of the Organizations, Sponsors, Businesses, Craftspeople, Borough Officials,  Volunteers, State Representatives, and Re-enactors involved with making our September 20th event a success.  We look forward to planning our event for next year on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 and hope to see you there!!

If anyone would like to help us in planning, promoting, participating or sponsoring our event next year, please contact us.

Below are some of the photos along with links to some of our sponsors, participants, vendors, and craftspeople:

After the wreath laying ceremony

The Wahl Gun

 

Ben Franklin fires the Wahl Gun!!

Borough of Malvern

http://www.malvern.org/

Historic Military Impressions

http://www.hmisite.com/

Bruce Mowday

http://www.mowday.com/

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

http://www.colonialplantation.org/

Historic Sugartown

http://www.historicsugartown.org/

Christian C. Sanderson Museum

http://sandersonmuseum.org/

Valley Forge Black Pots

PA National Guard and the Re-enactors marching into Camp

http://splatterdab.com/vfbp/

The Mill at Anselma

http://anselmamill.org/

Saving Hallowed Ground

http://www.saving-hallowed-ground.org/

Hale Brynes House

http://www.halebyrnes.org/

Michael Harris

http://revwarramblings.wordpress.com/

Malvern Historical Commission

Let the Duel Begin.

http://www.malvern.org/historical-comm-overview/

State Representative Duane Milne

http://www.duanemilne.com/

Peoples Light and Theater Company

http://peopleslight.org/

Chadds Ford Historical Society

http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org/

Cafe Bonu

World War II Willys

http://www.bonucafe.com/

Bell’s Dioramas in History

http://www.bellshistoricaldioramas.com/

Honest 1 Auto Care

http://www.honest1malvern.com

Kohlerman’s Pharmacy

World War II Willys

http://kohlermanrx.com/

Beams School of Music

http://www.beamsmusic.com/

Ink Spot Printing and Design

http://www.inkspot.net/

DominoEffect.net

http://dominoeffect.net

MainLineBiz.com

Firing Salute at the Gravesite

http://mainlinebiz.com/

Giant Foods – Frazer

http://www.giantfoodstores.com/

Wegmans – Malvern

http://www.wegmans.com