Guests will assemble for their selected departure at the William H. and Marion C. Alexander Family Library at 200 W. Second Street in Hummelstown. One of eight regional branches of the Dauphin County Library System, it was designed by Architect Charles Alexander on the site of Hummelstown’s old National Hotel. Completed in 2009, the footprint and profile of the hotel.
Hors d’oeuvre and aperitifs will be served at the hilltop residence of Carol and Bud Miller, sited on the highest spot in South Hanover Township, where it commands expansive views of the surrounding countryside. The 7,000-sf neo-Georgian-style house, built in 1994, occupies 20 acres of the former H.B. Reese Farm. After acquiring it in 2010, the Millers undertook some interior renovations and added an expansive formal terrace and infinity pool.
The setting for our formal candlelight dinner is the Elizabeth Schenk and Steven Infanti residence east of Hummelstown in Lower Paxton Township. Built in 2010 by Alex and Dory Szeles, whose horse farm occupied 40 acres here. Eventually subdivided into 16 homes the Szeles Compound is now known as “Falcon Ridge.” Since its acquisition in 2019, the 7,000-sf home has been transformed into a more contemporary vibe, accommodating the large parties for which Elizabeth and Stevn are widely known.
We travel back into the historic Borough of Hummelstown for our final stop, a sumptuous dessert buffet at the E. Main Street home of John Bekelja. Built in 1904 for Nancy and Henry Hershey (a distant relative of Milton S. Hershey), the massive three-story limestone-constructed mansion features twin circular towers with distinctive conical roofs; the result is the creation of fanciful circular sitting nooks in both corners of the house.