The 2005 Elk Toss Semifinals and Winter Festival will be held in and around Danville on February 26th, 2005.  As always, the Elk Toss Finals will be held in Benezette later in the Spring.

The preliminary schedule of the day's events is as follows:

8:00 am  Pappas Restaurant for Annual ScrappleFest
9:30 am  Salvation Army Shopping Trip
11:15 am  Ceremony at Jerseytown Schoolhouse for the Anniversary of the First Elk Toss
11:30 am  Second Annual Elk Bugling Competition
12:00 pm  Jerseytown Tavern in Jerseytown (570-437-2251) - Jerseytown Burger Eat-Off
2:00 pm  Competitions at Ken Kremser's Farm
       (Scrap Iron Toss, Salad Toss, Ice Roping, Sled-Dog Race, etc.)
3:30 pm Charity Auction - Part I
(Please Bring Stuff to Donate to the Auction!)
4:00 pm ELK TOSS
5:00 pm  Annual meeting and officers reports
5:30 pm  Charity Auction Part II (Please Bring Stuff to Donate to the Auction!)

After the Auction, make our way downtown and eat some dinner on the way to the American Legion for a musical event like none other.

American Legion Post 40
Route 11, Danville, PA
Saturday February 26, 2005
7-10 pm
Slimfit with Guest Van Wagner
Open to the Public

10:00 pm
Tour of Danville
         Hopefully another Magic Show courtesy of Fred Iobst  (if we can find Fred)

Late   Cheese Cosmos at Danville Sub Shop (if they can make us our food within an hour)

 Toss the ELK!

Click here for Driving directions to all locations

Notes, Instructions, Warnings, etc.

The officers have decided that this year's fundraisers will benefit the Thomas Beaver Free Library, a great small-town public library, which has recently had some budget and funding issues.

Also, we request again that you to bring cans and other non-perishable food items to donate to the Danville-Riverside Food Bank.  To be honest, last year's food donations were pretty weak.  Only about 4 people actually brought stuff, and we thank them very much.  But we can do better.

Please bring ANYTHING you can donate to this year's auction, and make sure you bring money to buy stuff in the auction.  We have also instituted a new rule this year: if you win money in an event and don't buy something in the auction, we will force you to spend 15 minutes in the basement with Uncle Frumple!

Feel free to dress up in your best German or PA Dutch outfit!  This is not a requirement, but be prepared to be ridiculed if you don't look German.

The Danville German society recommends anyone who has enjoyed fermented and/or distilled beverages to book a room at the Pine Barn Inn (800-627-2276 or 570-275-2071).  Tell them you are with the Danville Germans and maybe you'll get a mint on the pillow.

For directions to Danville, Jerseytown, or Germany, please email us or check out our directions page.

For more about Elk Tossing, click here.

For information about the Event Rules, click here.

DISCLAIMER - If you have ever seen an elk, you know that "tossing" an elk is quite difficult.  An adult male elk can weigh 800 lb.  We do not "toss" elk without proper safety harnesses and have never even touched an elk without these devices.  We do not wish to harm the magnificent elk or ourselves in any way.  Please do not attempt to toss an elk at home.

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