The 2006 Elk Toss Semifinals and Winter Festival will be held in and around Danville on February 25th, 2006.

As always, the Elk Toss Finals will be held in Benezette later in the Spring.
The schedule of the day's events is below.  A printable .pdf version can be found here.

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    Third Annual Elk Bugling Competition
12:00 pm    Jerseytown Tavern in Jerseytown (570-437-2251) - Jerseytown Burger Eat-Off
                   Annual meeting and officers reports
                   Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation
2:00 pm      Competitions and Charity Auction at Van Wagner's Farm
                   Scrap Iron Toss, Salad Toss, Ice Roping, Sled-Dog Race, Chicken Race, Block Shoot, Beard Contest, etc.
                   Charity Auction and live music will be held between each event.  Please bring stuff to auction.
4:00 pm      ELK TOSS followed by more competitions and auction

At about 6:00, we will make our way downtown and eat some dinner before the annual Tour of Danville.
The tour begins at 7:00 at the Pine Barn Inn bar.  We'll wait there until around 8:00 to assemble the group.
After the Pine Barn, we'll go to LT Evans, Brews and Bytes with magic by
Fred Iobst (now confirmed),
Mulberry's, Matt's Deja Vu, BJ's, American Legion, etc.

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.

This year's events will benefit four charities, all of which really could use some help:
The Mining and Manufacturing Museum in Danville
The Mooresburg Bicentennial celebration
The Animal Resource Center of Bloomsburg (they are planning to build a no-kill animal shelter)
The Montour County Summer Concert Series
Clearwater Conservancy - Adventures in Conservation (in Centre County)
Heart-to-Hand Ministries

Also, we request again that you to bring cans and other non-perishable food items to donate to the
Danville-Riverside Food Bank. 

Please bring items to donate to this year's auction, and make sure you bring money to buy
stuff in the auction.  Please bring auction items that you think that someone would actually want. 
Don't use our auction as a way to take out your trash.

We will also continue to enforce the "people who just don't get it" rule: 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!

New for this year will be the presentation of four Certificates of Appreciation to people who have continued to work
to improve the Danville area.

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).  Information about other hotels
(not within walking distance of downtown Danville) can be found here.

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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