PA/NJ Chapter Volunteers Rock the PA Farm Show

Our volunteers did an amazing job representing TACF last week at the 2017 PA Farm Show last week. They engaged the public with their thorough knowledge of the American chestnut and our efforts to restore it the American chestnuts. They signed up 20 new members and sold a good bit of merchandise, including 8 cutting boards, beautifully handcrafted and donated by our own Chris Ditlow of

Another creative volunteer, Eric Ulrich crafted the sign hanging by our display and painted our logo on a brand new folding table (shown in the slide show) for our Chapter. Volunteer Bruce Heindel won best in show for his Japanese chestnuts  — they were huge!

Our display was prominently located in the Main Hall of the Farm Show Complex, one of several set up to highlight wood and forestry with the WoodMobile as an anchor. It was a great location and we really enjoyed being surrounded by the fantastic wood craft displays. A favorite volunteer of mine, Ray Najjar even took a turn at playing a one of a kind Martin Guitar built from Pennsylvania wood.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

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