First Mount Nittany Night a Rousing Success

Donors, neighbors and board members enjoyed the first annual Mount Nittany Night on Friday, October 1, at the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery.

During the fundraising event, guests sampled delicious wines and appetizers, and the board honored the significant contributions of neighbor Wilhelm Kogelmann.

As the Conservancy approaches our 30th anniversary in 2011, a new tradition was started with the establishment of a Friend of the Mountain award.

The award will honor a person or group based on their contributions of talent, time, and resources on behalf of the Mountain.

Wilhelm (Willy) Kogelmann was the Mount Nittany Conservancy’s unanimous first choice to receive the inaugural 2010 Friend of the Mountain Award for Outstanding Contributions to Mt. Nittany. Willy was there as the Mount Nittany Conservancy was first formed. His lands on Mount Nittany were one of the first acquired by the fledgling group in 1985.

MNC President Vince Verbeke presents Willy with his own piece of the Mountain below. The MNC board would like to thank all who attended in support of the Mountain. Please make a note to attend our 2nd annual Mount Nittany Night in the Fall of 2011.

MNC thanks these event sponsors:

MNC President Vince Verbeke presents Willy with his own piece of the Mountain below.  Left-right: Willy Kogelmann, 2010 Friend of the Mountain Awardee; Vince Verbeke MNC President.

MNC President Vince Verbeke presents Willy with his own piece of the Mountain below. Left-right: Willy Kogelmann, 2010 Friend of the Mountain Awardee; Vince Verbeke MNC President.

Left-right: Al Stewart, MNC Director; Roseann Sieminski, Dan Sieminski, MNC Director

Left-right: Al Stewart, MNC Director; Roseann Sieminski, Dan Sieminski, MNC Director

 

Left-right: Ron Woodhead, MNC Past President;Ann Woodhead; Dan Jones, MNC Director; Kathleen Jones

Left-right: Ron Woodhead, MNC Past President;Ann Woodhead; Dan Jones, MNC Director; Kathleen Jones

 

Left-right: Ralph Mumma, MNC Director Emeritus; Carol Mumma; George Henning, Past MNC Director

Left-right: Ralph Mumma, MNC Director Emeritus; Carol Mumma; George Henning, Past MNC Director

 

Friends gathered and enjoyed a fine selection of the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery wines and local caterers food.

Friends gathered and enjoyed a fine selection of the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery wines and local caterers food.

 

Left-right: E. Alan Cameron, MNC Director; Jule Cameron; Linda Gall

Left-right: E. Alan Cameron, MNC Director; Jule Cameron; Linda Gall

 

Left-right: Warren and Nickie Askov; Carol Mumma; Ralph Mumma, MNC Director Emeritus; Blake Gall, MNC Director; Linda Gall

Left-right: Warren and Nickie Askov; Carol Mumma; Ralph Mumma, MNC Director Emeritus; Blake Gall, MNC Director; Linda Gall

 

Left-right: Jeff S. Deitrich, MNC Director; Ryen and Tom Roberts.

Left-right: Jeff S. Deitrich, MNC Director; Ryen and Tom Roberts.

 

Left-right:Vinnie Amendolare, Nick Baccash, Val Dames (not pictured Erin Ball)

Left-right:Vinnie Amendolare, Nick Baccash, Val Dames (not pictured Erin Ball)

 

View of Mt. Nittany was enjoyed during the evening event.

View of Mt. Nittany was enjoyed during the evening event.