Annual Dinner Meeting 2023

Friends of Old Annville Annual Dinner Meeting

Saturday, November 11, 6-9 PM 

Connor-Streicher American Legion

35 South Manheim St., Annville PA 


Join us for our Annual Dinner Meeting on the evening of Saturday, November 11, as we return to the American Legion on S. Manheim St., just down the block from the Allen Theater.  

We are delighted to welcome Julie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, as our featured speaker, along with the scrumptious offerings of Becky Briody's Chef on the Go.  More information on Julie Fitzpatrick and the PA Downtown Center appears below.

The cost is $30 per guest.  Register and pay for your dinner(s) using the Google form below, scrolling down within the form to complete it.  Be sure to hit the SUBMIT button at the very bottom of the form.   After submitting your registration, you can pay for your dinner(s) by clicking on the "Pay for Annual Dinner Here" button.

We're also delighted to announce that we'll be joining with the Annville Free Library to welcome as our special out-of-town visitors members of the George and Lillie Struble family.   Longtime residents of Annville may recall that George (1900-1993) was for more than three decades Professor of English at LVC (1930s-1960s), and that Lillie (1898-1989) was the founding force in 1939 behind the Annville Free Library.  They resided in the specially-built Cotswold-style house at 27 N. Ulrich St. where they raised their family.  We invite you to join us in the morning of Saturday, Nov. 11 at the library’s celebratory Open House, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and later at the FOOA Annual Dinner to greet and visit with the Strubles.

Thank you for registering.  You can pay using the payment button below.

FOOA Featured Speaker for 2023 Annual Dinner


Julie Fitzpatrick, “Main Street: How your town can be the best version of itself”


Julie Fitzpatrick is Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, whose tagline is, "Partnering with Main Street America to revitalize PA's downtown communities" (   She has been involved with a variety of projects in communities all over the Commonwealth, including community visioning, developing regional downtown revitalization strategies, establishing tourism infrastructure plans, and developing business improvement district plans and other strategic planning activities.  She has a Master of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Anthropology from Temple University. She attributes her focus on people-centered service and the importance of building relationships to 18 years of small business management at a locally-owned independent downtown pharmacy.