Lund is the owner of The Christmas Haus in both Gettysburg and New Oxford. He has been a longtime volunteer in the community and chaired the inaugural A Gettysburg Christmas Festival in 2018. He is also a Director on the ACAC Board and was recently elected to its Executive Committee.
“My passion for bringing the arts to young people in Adams County drives me to think of new ways to serve through the Adams County Arts Council,” said Lund. “At the Jingle Ball last year we were able to raise nearly $16,000 just for scholarships for children in need. These efforts by the Arts Council are critical in the development of our youth and I am thrilled to be a part of making it happen again in 2019.”
The 2019 Jingle Ball will be held on Saturday, December 7 at the Gettysburg National Park Visitor’s Center. As was the case last year, the Ball will be a formal event which has proven to be the pre-eminent holiday event in the county.
“As we enter our next 25 years of service in Adams County,” said Executive Director Gladfelter, “we are looking to further expand on our mission to cultivate the Adams County arts community. There is much more to be done and the financial support of people within the community makes all our efforts possible.”
Since the ACAC opened its Arts Education Center at 125 South Washington Street in 2011, programs have reached over 28,000 people annually. By partnering with over 30 schools, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local governments, the Adams County Arts Council has been involved in programs like “Eat Smart, Play Hard,” “Roots & Wings – Arts for the Ages,” the “Star Grant Program,” and recently “Healthy HeARTS” in conjunction with Wellspan.
Additionally, classes are taught for all skill levels and age groups in pottery, music, cooking, jewelry making, watercolor and oil painting, dance, photography, basket weaving, yoga, and much more.
Joining Lund on the planning committee are Pauline Levan, Advertising and Program Chair; Holly Purdy, Auction Chair; Nicole Bucher, Logistics Chair,; Cassondra Selby, Sponsor’s Chair and Brenda McCabe, Finance Chair.
Volunteers are needed to help with the 2019 Jingle Ball. If you are interested please contact ACAC at 717 334-5006 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship opportunities may be discussed with Roger Lund at email@example.com.