Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2012 Limited Edition Collectible of Nemacolin Castle Debuts

For immediate release:
Nov. 14, 2012

Sue Mattey of Belle Vernon, gift shop manager and board member of Brownsville Historical Society, with the 2012 collectible.

Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce
Debuts 2012 Limited Edition Collectible

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. – Showing its support for a milestone celebration, the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce is honoring the Golden Anniversary of Nemacolin Castle's house and museum on its 2012 limited edition collectible.

The new issue, now available, marks the third time in the fund raiser's history that the National Trust landmark has been selected as the featured property. It also reflects the dedication of the Brownsville Historical Society's role as the caretaker of the 22-room mansion at 136 Front St.

"For decades, the Brownsville Historical Society has started its Christmas candlelight tours on the chamber's Light-Up Night. It's a cherished tradition," says Scott Bowman, the chamber's executive director and owner of Bowman Insurance & Real Estate Agency. "Because it's the 50th year of public tours, the chamber felt that the castle should be honored again." He and Ray Koffler, founder of Tru-Copy Printing Services in Brownsville, co-chair the annual fund raiser, which is now in its 30th year.

Nemacolin Castle was depicted on the chamber's first collectible in 1983 and again in 1989. This year's ornament is a deep wine color with gold lettering in keeping with the Golden Anniversary.

Also in celebration of the 50th year, the chamber will end this year's Light-Up Night parade, which is Nov. 23, at Nemacolin Castle for the first time in 15 years. The caravan of 40 emergency vehicles, decorated for the holidays, will leave Hiller at 5:30 p.m., wind eight miles through Brownsville and surrounding communities and deliver Santa and Mrs. Claus to the castle grounds around 7 p.m. to visit with children and distribute treats.

To show its appreciation for the chamber's dual recognition, the historical society will add a special touch of holiday cheer, offering caroling, storytelling, Colonial and Civil War encampments and seasonal music by Brownsville Area High School Marching Band and professional musician Fred Adams of Mt. Pleasant, Pa.

The 2012 limited edition collectible of Nemacolin Castle will be on sale in its gift shop. They also are available at the chamber office, 325 Market St., and Brownsville Bus Lines Co., 525 National Pike E.



Contact Scott Bowman, executive director of the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce, at 724-785-4160 for additional information or an interview.

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