One Book Bradford conducting luncheon featuring ‘Orphan Train’

1orphantrain_optThe next One Book Bradford event is just the ticket for an enjoyable afternoon for area readers.

The OBB committee is conducting “A Place at the Table Luncheon” starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Tickets to the luncheon are now available and can be purchased at the Bradford Area Public Library or from a member of the One Book Bradford committee. The cost is $15; all of the proceeds will to go to the One Book Bradford project.

The luncheon includes
chicken caesar salad, Italian wedding soup, a roll, beverages and cream puffs.

The program for the afternoon consists of two parts.

Members of the Bradford Little Theatre will do dramatic readings of letters from children who rode the orphan trains.

“We are very pleased to join forces with Bradford Little Theatre again for one of our activities,” said Sandy Rhodes, a member of the OBB committee. “These are a group of talented local thespians who will enhance our luncheon tremendously.”

Also, John Policastro from Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems will offer insight into the plight of orphans as it related to and impacted the Bradford community during the time of the orphan trains.

“Beacon Light has been an important part of our local history,” Rhodes said. “The information John will share will surely be interesting and impactful.”

OBB is a community-wide reading initiative where one book is selected each season.

This year’s selection – “Orphan Train” – is an award-winning novel that deals with orphaned, abandoned or homeless children who were sent from the East Coast to the rural Midwest to be raised by foster families between 1854 and 1929.

“A Place at the Table Luncheon” is the second event in the OBB season, which will culminate in a visit to Bradford by the author.

Christina Baker Kline will speak in Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall on the Pitt-Bradford campus on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Her visit is funded by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Spectrum Arts Series and freshman seminar.

Tickets for the luncheon will remain on sale until Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Posted by on Oct 6 2015. Filed under Local News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

LIKE US
EMAIL SUBSCRIBE

Enter your email address:

DONATE

NEWS SITES

   - CoudyNews
   - 1490 News Blog
   - WESB.com
   - BradfordPA.us Newswire
   - Solomon's Words
   - The Bradford Era



OUTDOOR SITES

   - Allegheny Defense Project
   - Friends of Allegheny Wild
   - Save Our Streams Pa



   Pennsylvania Facts

   - PA is the Keystone State.
   - PA Capitol is Harrisburg
   - Settled in 1643
   - PA Bird: Ruffed Grouse
   - Tree is the Hemlock
   - Flower: Mountain Laurel
   - PA has 116 State Parks


© 2004-2018 Bradford PA Today. News & Information. All rights reserved.

Bradford PA Portal | PennsNews | Free Web Hosting