York County, Pa., Declares May 5-13 `Maryland Week'; Joins with City of York and Baltimore County, Md., to Promote Tourism Together

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from City of York, Pa.

    BALTIMORE, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The funnel cake has met the crab cake.
     In a historic meeting at the Baltimore Zoo, tourism officials from York
 County, Pa., and Baltimore County, Md. came together to promote their
 attractions and one another.
     The city of York, meanwhile, declared May 5-13 as "Maryland Week,"
 complete with the Old Line State's flag flying atop York's tallest building,
 the historic Yorktowne Hotel.  Visitors will have the chance to win a five-day
 trip for two to another York: the motherland in England.
     Eric Menzer, York's economic development director and a board member of
 the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the two counties and the
 two states are linked in proximity and history, common interests and
 friendship.
     "York and Baltimore have served as the nation's capital," he said.
 "There's a Maryland Avenue in York and a York Road in Maryland.  You have Cal
 Ripken Jr.  We have calories, from funnel cakes at the Olde York Street Fair
 to snack foods manufactured by factory tour operators such as Utz Quality
 Foods, Snyder's of Hanover and Martin's Potato Chips.  We work off those
 calories on York County's 20-mile Heritage Rail Trail County Park, which
 connects with the Northern Central Railroad Trail in Maryland."
     Menzer was joined by Craig A. Peddicord, executive director of the
 Baltimore County Conference and Visitors Bureau, and Melanie Wentz, the zoo's
 senior manager for public relations and special events.  The zoo belongs to
 both counties' visitors bureaus.
     "Baltimore County is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this joint venture
 between Baltimore County, Md., and York County, Pa.," Peddicord said.  "I
 believe that both destinations have a lot to offer to the traveling public and
 each other."
     On May 5-6, Baltimore County will celebrate the TowsonTown Spring Festival
 in Towson.  The county seat, Towson is about a 10-minute drive from the
 Northern Central Railroad Trail.
     Also that weekend, York County will usher in Maryland Week.  The event
 offers a number of incentives for Maryland residents to visit York County, the
 Factory Tour Capital of the World.  Thirteen York County companies, including
 Harley-Davidson, The Pfaltzgraff Co. and snack-food companies such as Utz
 Quality Foods, Snyder's of Hanover and Martin's Potato Chips, offer free
 weekday tours.
     Whether they do it by rail trail or by Interstate 83, travelers will have
 a number of incentives to make it to downtown York.  One of them is the
 opportunity to win round-trip airfare for two to London, plus lodging and rail
 passes for travel to York or any number of other locations in Great Britain.
 The prize is courtesy of Bailey Travel in York.  The Yorktowne Hotel will
 provide two other prizes: a Friday or Saturday stay at the hotel and a buffet
 dinner for two at Autographs, the hotel's casual restaurant.
     Participants may enter the prize drawing only at the Downtown Visitors
 Center at 149 W. Market St. in York.  Winners must be at least 18 years of age
 but need not be Maryland residents.  No purchase is necessary.
     Other Maryland Week activities:
 
     Free admission for Maryland residents to York County Heritage Trust
 properties
      -- Historical Society Museum and Library, Industrial and Agricultural
          Museum, and Fire Museum
      -- Gates House, Plough Tavern, Barnett Bobb Log House, Worker's House and
          Bonham House
 
     Free May 12 shuttle service along Heritage Rail Trail County Park
      -- Courtesy of rabbittransit, York County's bus system
      -- From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      -- 20-mile linear park that connects with Northern Central Railroad Trail
      -- Stops in downtown York, Lake Redman in William H. Kain County Park,
          and New Freedom
      -- 14th Annual Spring Happening By the Lake will be held from 9:30 a.m.
          to 4 p.m. at Lake Redman and will include the Baltimore ZooMobile,
          radio-controlled airplanes, pedal boat races, chainsaw carvings and
          kids' tractor pulls
 
     Free Mother's Day (May 13) Olde York Street Fair
      -- More than 250 craft and nonprofit group vendors
      -- Live performances
      -- Funnel cakes, crab cakes, pit beef, pizza and ice cream
      -- Kid's Fun Block
      -- Christmas in May at Martin Library, featuring book, art and jewelry
          sales
 
     Discounts and incentives for Maryland residents at stores
      -- Odds N' Ends Variety Shop, 65 E. Philadelphia St.
      -- Historical Society, 250 E. Market St., and Downtown Visitors Center,
          149 W. Market St.
      -- DEJ Expressions of Love Boutique, 57 N. Beaver St.
      -- Shirley's Closet, 14 N. George St.
      -- The Card Corner, 2 W. Market St.
      -- Free "spring in downtown York" photo card from Kiosk Studio, 118 W.
          Philadelphia St.
 
     Other attractions in downtown York
      -- The Murals of York, featuring nearly two-dozen larger-than-life murals
      -- Two century-old farmers markets
      -- Architectural Warehouse, 224 N. George St.
 
     For additional information about the participants in today's news
 conference, visit them at the following Web sites:
      -- York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.yorkpa.org
      -- City of York, www.downtownyork.org
      -- Baltimore County Conference & Visitors Bureau, www.visitbacomd.com
      -- Baltimore Zoo, www.baltimorezoo.org.
 
     CONTACT:  Neal Goulet, 717-232-5554, for City of York, Pa.
 
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SOURCE City of York, Pa.
    BALTIMORE, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The funnel cake has met the crab cake.
     In a historic meeting at the Baltimore Zoo, tourism officials from York
 County, Pa., and Baltimore County, Md. came together to promote their
 attractions and one another.
     The city of York, meanwhile, declared May 5-13 as "Maryland Week,"
 complete with the Old Line State's flag flying atop York's tallest building,
 the historic Yorktowne Hotel.  Visitors will have the chance to win a five-day
 trip for two to another York: the motherland in England.
     Eric Menzer, York's economic development director and a board member of
 the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the two counties and the
 two states are linked in proximity and history, common interests and
 friendship.
     "York and Baltimore have served as the nation's capital," he said.
 "There's a Maryland Avenue in York and a York Road in Maryland.  You have Cal
 Ripken Jr.  We have calories, from funnel cakes at the Olde York Street Fair
 to snack foods manufactured by factory tour operators such as Utz Quality
 Foods, Snyder's of Hanover and Martin's Potato Chips.  We work off those
 calories on York County's 20-mile Heritage Rail Trail County Park, which
 connects with the Northern Central Railroad Trail in Maryland."
     Menzer was joined by Craig A. Peddicord, executive director of the
 Baltimore County Conference and Visitors Bureau, and Melanie Wentz, the zoo's
 senior manager for public relations and special events.  The zoo belongs to
 both counties' visitors bureaus.
     "Baltimore County is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this joint venture
 between Baltimore County, Md., and York County, Pa.," Peddicord said.  "I
 believe that both destinations have a lot to offer to the traveling public and
 each other."
     On May 5-6, Baltimore County will celebrate the TowsonTown Spring Festival
 in Towson.  The county seat, Towson is about a 10-minute drive from the
 Northern Central Railroad Trail.
     Also that weekend, York County will usher in Maryland Week.  The event
 offers a number of incentives for Maryland residents to visit York County, the
 Factory Tour Capital of the World.  Thirteen York County companies, including
 Harley-Davidson, The Pfaltzgraff Co. and snack-food companies such as Utz
 Quality Foods, Snyder's of Hanover and Martin's Potato Chips, offer free
 weekday tours.
     Whether they do it by rail trail or by Interstate 83, travelers will have
 a number of incentives to make it to downtown York.  One of them is the
 opportunity to win round-trip airfare for two to London, plus lodging and rail
 passes for travel to York or any number of other locations in Great Britain.
 The prize is courtesy of Bailey Travel in York.  The Yorktowne Hotel will
 provide two other prizes: a Friday or Saturday stay at the hotel and a buffet
 dinner for two at Autographs, the hotel's casual restaurant.
     Participants may enter the prize drawing only at the Downtown Visitors
 Center at 149 W. Market St. in York.  Winners must be at least 18 years of age
 but need not be Maryland residents.  No purchase is necessary.
     Other Maryland Week activities:
 
     Free admission for Maryland residents to York County Heritage Trust
 properties
      -- Historical Society Museum and Library, Industrial and Agricultural
          Museum, and Fire Museum
      -- Gates House, Plough Tavern, Barnett Bobb Log House, Worker's House and
          Bonham House
 
     Free May 12 shuttle service along Heritage Rail Trail County Park
      -- Courtesy of rabbittransit, York County's bus system
      -- From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      -- 20-mile linear park that connects with Northern Central Railroad Trail
      -- Stops in downtown York, Lake Redman in William H. Kain County Park,
          and New Freedom
      -- 14th Annual Spring Happening By the Lake will be held from 9:30 a.m.
          to 4 p.m. at Lake Redman and will include the Baltimore ZooMobile,
          radio-controlled airplanes, pedal boat races, chainsaw carvings and
          kids' tractor pulls
 
     Free Mother's Day (May 13) Olde York Street Fair
      -- More than 250 craft and nonprofit group vendors
      -- Live performances
      -- Funnel cakes, crab cakes, pit beef, pizza and ice cream
      -- Kid's Fun Block
      -- Christmas in May at Martin Library, featuring book, art and jewelry
          sales
 
     Discounts and incentives for Maryland residents at stores
      -- Odds N' Ends Variety Shop, 65 E. Philadelphia St.
      -- Historical Society, 250 E. Market St., and Downtown Visitors Center,
          149 W. Market St.
      -- DEJ Expressions of Love Boutique, 57 N. Beaver St.
      -- Shirley's Closet, 14 N. George St.
      -- The Card Corner, 2 W. Market St.
      -- Free "spring in downtown York" photo card from Kiosk Studio, 118 W.
          Philadelphia St.
 
     Other attractions in downtown York
      -- The Murals of York, featuring nearly two-dozen larger-than-life murals
      -- Two century-old farmers markets
      -- Architectural Warehouse, 224 N. George St.
 
     For additional information about the participants in today's news
 conference, visit them at the following Web sites:
      -- York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.yorkpa.org
      -- City of York, www.downtownyork.org
      -- Baltimore County Conference & Visitors Bureau, www.visitbacomd.com
      -- Baltimore Zoo, www.baltimorezoo.org.
 
     CONTACT:  Neal Goulet, 717-232-5554, for City of York, Pa.
 
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