Phew! We’ve been busy all week preparing for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. When Isaac and I decided to start this family tradition, we never dreamed it would grow into what it has – 600 kids over two hunts. We love providing this event free-of-charge for the Adams and Franklin county communities.
When “Mister Ed” Gotwalt founded Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium 41 years ago, he never dreamed it would evolve into what it is today – a zany, beloved, successful business visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. He also never expected to see his granddaughter and her husband as its owners or his great-grandson greeting customers.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy local musicians during Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum’s Sweet Summer Songs series everySaturday through Labor Day weekend from noon to 4 p.m. The free concerts are rain or shine in a gazebo overlooking the store’s whimsical gardens.
June 28 - Blandi the One Man Band, Also a Lace Guild demonstration
July 5 - Teresa Paul
July 12 - York Gospel Choir and book signing by author Ed Keleman
July 19 - Shanna Rae
July 26 - Teresa Paul
Aug. 2 - Face Painting by Bear E Bear & Friends and book signing by author Ed Keleman
USA Today Names Mister Ed’s One of Nation’s Top Souvenir Stops
Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum has been named by USA Today as one of the ”Top 10 Places to Buy Souvenirs” in the nation.
Founded in 1975, Mister Ed’s boasts more than 800 kinds of candy, fresh roasted peanuts, homemade fudge and unique gifts, in addition to more than 12,000 elephants in its museum. More than 100,000 people visit annually.
The party will feature a hunt for 5,000 eggs, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny, live music and prizes.
Children 12 years and younger may participate in the hunt in one of three age divisions: walking to three years, four to seven years and eight to 12 years. Prizes include candy, toys, money and giant chocolate bunnies.
The event is free, but registration is required. Pre-register before April 5 by visiting Mister Ed’s or calling 717-352-3792.