Chunky Blanket Date Nite Workshop
<p>Yaymaker events give you everything you need to get up, get out, and get making! Instruction is provided by a trained host, so no experience is required, and everything you need is supplied. Come out early to enjoy dinner before we get started, just let them know you&rsquo;re with Yaymaker. Secure your seats 15 - 30 minutes prior to start time, especially if part of a large group. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the venue and NOT included in the ticket price. Outside food and drink are not allowed.</p>
The elegant Box Hill Mansion of York, Pennsylvania, was built on property originally known as “White Oaks Plains.” This grand historic site dates back to a large territory on the west bank of the Delaware River, granted to William Penn in settlement of a debt by the King of England. Later to be known as Pennsylvania or “Penns Woods,” the region was settled by a religious group known as the “Quakers,” and this particular tract was bought in 1736 directly from the William Penn Family. Old white oak trees, from the time of the colonial settlers, still stand today along the 13th hole of the golf course. OPULENCE & TRANSFORMATION The Mansion, completed in 1929, was originally built as a private residence by George and Purdon Whiteley. Mr. Whiteley was the owner of Dentsply, a leading manufacturer of dental supplies that still thrives today in York, Pa. The Whiteleys and their four children resided at the home surrounded by 419 acres of gardens, woodland and farmland-for nearly 50 years. Artifacts from the Whiteleys’ many travels still remain, in a collection of labeled stones from around the world. The beautiful gardens were also developed in part by cuttings from Boxwoods and other shrubs transplanted from Europe after their many visits there. As you stroll through the winding paths, you will notice a shrine of Indian artifacts found on site, paying homage to the property’s historic past.
Roann is originally from Southern California and embodies that creative and laid-back Cali style. She loves her Mojave desert upbringing and is a cactus enthusiast! Roann has been in the military almost 20 years and is currently serving in the PA Air National Guard. Moving around every few years and long deployments prevented Roann from having the garden of her dreams so she focused on small gardens and potted plants to enjoy her passion. Upon leaving each duty station she would gift her plants and creations to friends and neighbors. Now, rooted in Harrisburg, Roann is able to spend more time with her love of gardening. Her sunroom contains thriving tropicals, succulents, ferns and yes, cactus! She also tends 2 large raised beds for fruit and veg during the summer months. She also enjoys traveling the world. Roann has been to 5 continents and over 85 countries. Some of her favorite adventures include Morocco, the UK, Norway, and Egypt. Roann further fulfills her passion for the outdoors by Hiking Central PA with her dog, Bubba. She also rides a motorcycle, is a killer chef, and a dedicated youth volleyball coach in the region.
Great teacher, very helpful even doing a virtual video, loved learning how to make a Chunky Blanket
She's fun and knowledgeable on the subject of succulents.
She's fabulous! Awesome personality and great energy!