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Jazz brunch to benefit Ephrata music programs
An Ephrata landmark rarely visited or enjoyed by locals is opening its doors for a special charity event April 21. The Historic Smithton Inn has chosen to celebrate its milestone 250th Anniversary by hosting a community event benefiting music programs in the Ephrata Area School District.
The Jazz Brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Inn, and visitors may park at the Ephrata Recreation Center.
“Music is such an essential element to a community,” said Rebecca Gallagher, owner of the Smithton Inn. “It can bring people together like nothing else can. This was especially true in the colonial days of 1763 when Ephrata was young and the Historic Smithton Inn was built. It seems fitting that hosting a Jazz Brunch Benefit be one of the ways we celebrate our anniversary while giving back to the Ephrata community.”
In addition, every guest who attends the event is asked to bring gently used books to be donated to the Ephrata Public Library. Each donation will be exchanged for a chance to win a free night’s stay at the Historic Smithton Inn.
Tickets for the Jazz Brunch are limited. Attendance is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years old and free for children under 3 years old. Tickets may be purchased online at historicsmithtonjazz.eventbrite.com, over the phone at 733-6094 or in person at the Historic Smithton Inn.
For more details on the Smithton Inn’s 250th celebration plans, visit historicsmithtoninn.com/250Anniversary.html.
The Historic Smithton Inn is located at 900 W. Main St., Ephrata, at the intersection of Main Street and Academy Drive.