A Benefit Banquet for the Nicholas Stoltzfus House Project will be held at Fairmount in Ephrata on Friday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Farm Crest Community Room at 1100 Farm Crest Drive on the east side of the Fairmount campus. The cost of a reservation is $25 per person, payable by check to NSHPC, and sent to Vivian Beiler, Treasurer, 243 Fulton St., New Holland, PA 17557 by September 18. Proceeds from the Benefit Banquet will go to help with the preservation of the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead in Berks County.

A meal of ham, green beans, potatoes, coleslaw, pie and ice cream will be served, after which there will be a program, “From Germany to Pennsylvania: The Stoltzfus Story” by
Elam, Nic, Zach and Lucy Stoltzfus and Rose Beiler, who spent time in Germany this past summer to document Nicholas Stoltzfus early life. They will show many interesting pictures and documents and tell of fascinating contacts and discoveries they made about Nicholas Stoltzfus and his forebears. This is a topic of special interest locally, as Nicholas Stoltzfus has nearly one million descendants living today. Stoltzfus is the most frequent name among Lancaster County Amish, and every Stoltzfus in the country can trace their roots back to him.

More information regarding the history of Nicholas Stoltzfus and the ongoing preservation project underway may be found on the web at www.nicholasstoltzfus.com.

Fairmount Homes is a nonprofit Life Plan community located near Ephrata. The mailing address is 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522. Directions may be found on the web at www.FairmountHomes.org.