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By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. —The Mifflinburg Christkindl Market and Union County Bicentennial Committee will host a Celebration Concert Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.
The performance will feature festive and traditional German Christmas music, stories, history and Christkindl Market traditions.
Under the musical direction of William Payn, musicians will include the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, Buffalo Valley Singers, Lewisburg High School Choir, Black Tie Singers and Mifflinburg High School Brass Ensemble.
Union County buffalo herd
In addition to the musical concert, the complete herd of 15 Union County buffalo will be on display before and after the performance. These almost life-sized fiberglass animals are a project of The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP), which has partnered with local business and individual sponsors to purchase the buffalo.
Each municipality of Union County, along with the county government itself, has been gifted a buffalo to be designed, painted, and kept by the community as a lasting memento of the Union County Bicentennial.
All proceeds from the project benefit the Union County Community Fund which is a permanent source of funding for nonprofits in Union County through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.
Concert attendees can vote for their favorite buffalo by making a cash donation in that particular buffalo's donation box. Proceeds support the Union County Community Fund benefiting nonprofits of Union County. The concert will be followed by a reception with refreshments provided by FCFP.
General Admission tickets for the performance are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased online beginning Monday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.
Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in Lewisburg weekdays and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, visit www.MifflinburgChristkindlMarket.com.