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May 8, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center (PGCHC) will present Glieder Fescht, an annual fundraising and membership dinner, on May 13 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the PGCHC on the campus of Kutztown University. Tickets are $30 for members of the PGCHC and $35 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event due to limited seating.

The keynote address will be offered by celebrated food historian Dr. William Woys Weaver.

Weaver is Director of the Keystone Center for the Study of Regional Foods and Food Tourism. He has written 14 books, including Heirloom Vegetable Gardening and Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking, both of which received Julia Child awards. A contributing editor to Gourmet, Weaver has also served as associate editor and art editor for The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. He has appeared on many national programs, including "Good Morning America" and NPR's "Fresh Air."

His new book "As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine" will be available during the event.

The PGCHC at Kutztown University is located at 22 Luckenbill Road. For more information call 610-683-1589 or visit