Annual Picnic

2022 Picnic Thanks

We would like to thank our 148 picnic participants for making our 2022 picnic a great success.  Except for a brief shower the weather was pleasant – a nice change from recent years!   A number of guests came in 1950s attire to add to the atmosphere.  Everyone enjoyed the Eisenhower Home tours, as well as the ranger program, “The 70th Anniversary of Ike’s Secret Trip to Korea.”  Our putting contestants participated in a competitive game on the Eisenhower green.  Everyone enjoyed the 1950s music played by the Buzz Jones Quartet, a glass of wine, and the delicious food prepared by our caterer, Jake Schindel, owner of the Ragged Edge Coffee House.  New this year, we served chicken prepared in Ike’s barbecue sauce in addition to Angus beef sliders.  Mamie’s Deep-Dish Apple Pie was on the menu for dessert.   While waiting for their turn at the catering line, guests sitting at each table worked on 1950s popular culture trivia questions. After dinner answers were announced. One group got 9 of 10 questions for the win and two other groups each got 8 for a second place award.  We also gave our putting contest award and drew numbers for our door prizes. Then we ended the evening with more 1950s music.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting our picnic:

  • David and Cynthia Salisbury: Putting Contest Sponsor
  • David Belcher, Jacqueline White, Daun van Ee, Michael Birkner, Priscilla Roberts and the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association: Picnic and Buzz Jones Quartet Sponsors
  • Duane and Linda Williams: For the wine!

We also want to recognize our Prize Sponsors:

  • Priscilla Roberts for two American flags that were flown at the Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Carol Hegeman for a copy of her and Michael Birkner’s book, Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm.
  • Furs by Susan for two gift certificates.
  • Gettysburg Eddie’s for two gift certificates.
  • Dairy Queen of Gettysburg for gift certificates for the 1950s Popular Culture Trivia contest awards.
  • Gettysburg Heritage Center for complimentary tickets.
  • World War II: The American Experience Museum for complimentary tickets
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association for two sets of tee shirts and family event tickets.

We also want to thank our Intern Dinner Sponsors:

Ruthmary and Bob McIlhenny, Tony TenBarge and Bill Sterrett

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!


Our Phone Number:

Executive Director:
Carol Hegeman

Our Email Address:

Our Mailing Address:
Dwight D. Eisenhower Society
P.O. Box 4772
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Our Office Location:
789 Baltimore Street, Suite 100
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

2022 Picnic Photo Gallery