Cel­e­brate con­clu­sion of Yule­tide sea­son and be­gin New Year at ‘Twelfth Night Revel­ries.’

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DOU­GLASSVILLE >> The His­toric Preser­va­tion Trust of Berks County will present its first-ever “Twelfth Night Revel­ries” fundraiser on Satur­day, Jan. 5.

Cel­e­brate the con­clu­sion of the Yule­tide sea­son and be­gin the New Year with food and fes­tiv­i­ties, and mu­sic and dance at the 1762 White Horse Tav­ern, which will be be­decked in na­ture’s green fin­ery and holly. The event will also fea­ture Amity Colo­nial Dancers and live mu­sic by Dave Kline. Mulled cider and var­i­ous hol­i­day treats are on the menu.

Twelfth Night is an an­cient cel­e­bra­tion steeped in the mists of time. Thought to orig­i­nate in early An­glo-Saxon tra­di­tions, it evolved to mark the com­ing of the Epiphany, and the con­clu­sion of the 12 days of Christ­mas. It is marked as a time of great mer­ry­mak­ing and song.

Cel­e­brate as it was done in “the olden times” and still in Eng­land, the Alps, Ger­many, and even the .US., as the Trust com­mem­o­rates this early and joy­ful tra­di­tion. The Amity Colo­nial Dancers will per­form at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Kline will be on hand to sing and play his lute-gui­tar, re­cite a Was­sail Toast, and add to the gen­eral mer­ri­ment.

Event ad­mis­sion is $5 per per­son.

“Twelfth Night Revel­ries” will be held at the White Horse Inn in Mor­lat­ton Vil­lage, 31 Old Philadel­phia Pike, Dou­glassville, PA 19518. For event spe­cific in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Sue Speros at fire­[email protected]­i­zon.net or 610-777-7567.

Snow date for this event is Satur­day, Jan. 12.

Check the group’s web­site and Face­book page for up­dates. This event is spon­sored and run by the His­toric Preser­va­tion Trust of Berks County. All pro­ceeds from this event ben­e­fit the Trust’s ed­u­ca­tional and preser­va­tion pro­grams and projects.

The Trust is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that ac­quires, pre­serves, and main­tains his­tor­i­cally and ar­chi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant prop­er­ties in Berks County and ed­u­cates Berks County and its vis­i­tors about the role th­ese sites played in Penn­syl­va­nia and Amer­i­can his­tory.

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