Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Saturday at the Sweet Shop

I was a little nervous when I looked out the window and saw a steady rain falling on Saturday morning, but luckily the storms held off for the Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts show! I spent a nice afternoon at the Ligonier Sweet Shop where I signed copies of Ligonier Valley Vignettes and was surrounded by delicious-smelling chocolates!

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Thank you to Cokie Lindsay, joined by husband Richard, for hosting “Ligonier Valley Vignettes” at the Ligonier Sweet Shop on Saturday afternoon! (Photo by Jennifer Sopko)

Cokie Lindsay has owned the Ligonier Sweet Shop for about three years and the shop has been a wonderful supporter of my book.  Cokie has a close tie to a story included in Ligonier Valley Vignettes: her grandfather, the late Nick Gallo, established Ligonier Beach almost 90 years ago, on July 4, 1925.  Although the beach, dance floor, band shell and famous tilted wooden wheel are all long gone, the enormous pool is still there, filled with ice cold water to cool off patrons during hot summer days.

I really appreciate the Ligonier Sweet Shop for hosting a book signing – it’s been great to be able to interact with the community and promote my book.  Thank you to the wonderful people who stopped by to purchase a copy of Ligonier Valley Vignettes.  It was great to meet new people and chat with some of my friends.  Here’s a few pictures from Saturday:


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