Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 01, 1993, Image 54

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    814-lsnc«ster Farming, Saturday. May 1, 1993
Wernersville Culinary Caper Will Delight Taste Buds
Berks Co. Correspondent
What do you get when you put
together 10 pounds of leeks, five to
seven pounds of red potatoes, five
gallons of chicken broth, two gal
lons of milk, two pounds of butter,
and five or so cups of flour?
Enough leek and potato soup to
feed about 500 small samples,
of course, said Chef Doug Folk of
The American House in
Why 500 people? That’s how
many are expected to pass through
the home of Susan and Stratton
Yatron, 422 Hill Road, on Mon
day, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 1
The occasion is the club’s
“Culinary Caper,” a fund-raising
project of the Junior and Senior
Woman’s Clubs of Wernersville.
Seven homes in the borough and
surrounding townships are sche
duled for the tour, which particip
ants can take at their leisure during
the day.
Special treats in each of the
buildings will be culinary samples
from some of the area’s
“We just went to some of our
favorite places and asked them to
participate,” said Phyllis Daniels,
president of the club, about how
the restaurants were chosen.
Chef Doug Folk of The American House, Stouchsburg,
shows Susie Yatron how to prepare a delicious leek and
potato soup. Yatron’s home Is one of seven stops on the
Wernersville Culinary Caper on Monday, May 17, a fund*
raising project by the Jr. and Sr. Woman’s Clubs of
Standing outL. , Yatron home are Marlene Ochs, Phyllis Daniels, Doug Folk,
and Susie Yatron. The Yatron home, built In 1854, was renovated in 1988. It is one of
seven stops on the Wernersville Culinary Caper on Monday, May 17.
“The chefs are the main focus of
the tour,” said Marlene Ochs,
chairman of the event Other food
samples along the tour include
scallop dishes, pastry and desserts,
she said.
Floral arrangements by several
area florists also will grace each
Some of the homes, such as that
of the Yatron’s, are historic, which
dates back to 1854. The Erst build
ing on the lour, the Letch Tavern
along Penn Avenue, was built in
1797 to accommodate travelers.
It is listed on the Pennsylvania
Inventory of Historic Buildings,
the National Register of Historic
Buildings, and die Berks County
Conservancy. Cookies from Char
lie’s Bakery will be served here,
and floral arrangements from Lay
ser’s Florists of Myerstown will be
on display.
Other’s, such as the sample
home of Green Valley Estates 11, is
designated as “Mansion” style
with many modem amenities.
Food samples here will be pre
pared by the chef of Crystal
Springs Restaurant in Sinking
Spring, and floral arrangements
are by Green Valley Nursery and
Florist, Sinking Spring.
The purpose for the tour of
homes is to raise funds to improve
the community, specifically the
construction of a children’s play
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A scrumptious leek and potato soup Is easy to make, following the directions of
Chef Doug Folk of The American House, Stouchsburg, as he chops the main Ingre
dient. leeks. Learning some tricks of the chef’s trade are Susie Yatron, left, whose
kitchen Folk Is using, and Phyllis Daniels and Marlene Ochs of the Wernersville
Woman's Club.
unit in Greth Memorial Park, said
Phyllis Daniels, president of the
In addition to the three buildings
mentioned above, others on the
tour are the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Fry, 323 Edison St The origi
nal brick structure was built in
1918. It was the first house built in
the “new development” of Wer
nersville Heights.
Baked goods from the Baker’s
Basket of Fredericksburg will be
available for tour-goer’s taste buds
here. Floral arrangements will be
designed by Robesonia Rowers,
The home of Mr. & Mrs. John
Volpe, 14 Weaver Rd., was built in
1986, with each room imaginative
ly decorated. Food samples will be
served by the chef from the Apple
Inn of Reading. Floral decorations
are by The Floral Studio,
Hand-hewn logs from the origi
nal 1700 s structure figure promi
nently in the refurbished home of
Kathy M. Scogna, 69S N. Church
Road. Food samples will be pre
sented by the chef of R. John’s
Olde Haus, Womelsdorf, and flor
al arrangements are by Davis Flor
ists, Wemersville.
The two-story Victorian style
home of Melinda and Dorrald
Adolph. 800 N. Church Road, fea
tures a six-tiered flower garden.
Food samples will be provided by
the chef of the Lantern Lodge,
Myerstown, and floral arrange
ments are by The Nosegay,
The tour will be held rain or
shine. Advance tickets are $7 and
can be purchased by sending a self
addressed, stamped envelope to
Committee chairperson Trudy Schultz, left, and garden
owner Mary Lou Haddad discuss plans for the third annual
garden tour in which eight gardens will be featured.
Tour Features
Eight Gardens
Boyertown Sister Cities will spon
sor its third annual Garden Tour
on Saturday, May IS, from noon
to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday,
May 16.
Eight garden tours feature a
potpourri of horticultural styles.
The spacious town property of
Mary Lou and Charles Haddad is
highlight by stately, mature trees
and shrubs, many of which were
established by the late Isaac and
Margaret Stauffer. A grand oak
tree anchors the Boyertown gar
den of Kathryn and Jack Carver,
featuring raised flower beds sur
rounded by a stone wall and orna
mental shrebs and trees, accented
with perennials. Neighbors, Betty
and Gerald Karver, replaced most
of their shrubbery in 1990, and
their garden offers spring bulbs,
roses, and a mix of annuals and
GFWC Wemersville, 310 N. Wal
nut St, Wemersville, PA 19565.
These local businesses also have
tickets: Keller’s Beauty Shoppe,
Hummel Florist, Wemersville
Public Library, and Davis Florist
Tickets the day of the event are
$8 and can be purchased at Lerch
perennials. The spacious garden
of Mildren and Kermit Lenharl
contains a pond and gazebo and
hosts a fascinating variety of
shrubbery and trees. Many of the
rhododendrons, azaleas, roses,
and holly were propagated by the
Lenharts in their 30-foot lath
Botanical lecturer and field
guide, Ann Newbold, established
the Glen Flora Preserve as a haven
for more than 1,000 species of
wild flowers on eight-acres of var
ied habitat. While walking around
the two-acre pond, visitors can
enjoy pink lady slippers, yellow
moccasin flowers, trilliums, Vir
ginia bluebells, and dame’s rock
ets. Mrs. Newbold will offer
guided half-hour tours at 1:00
p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Vicki Benyo,
(Turn to Pago BIS)