My wife, Nancy, and I have been attending the Remembrance Day festivities since 1992. We began sponsoring this dinner/ball in 2003 so to have everything for the evening at one location instead of having to travel around and make multiple reservations.

We invite you to join us in our twelfth year at The President's Remembrance Day Ball which will be held on TWO nights, Friday and Saturday, November 14th & 15th, 2014 at the Hotel Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. Please come and join us for an evening of fine food, dancing and good company.

The Twelfth Annual
Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball

Dear Friends,

Our twelfth annual dinner/ball will be held at the Hotel Gettysburg on the Square on BOTH Friday and Saturday, November 14th & 15th, 2014 in the main ballroom. The evening begins both nights with a social hour at 5:30 PM with hors d'oeuvres and entertainment provided by the Libby Prison Minstrels as well as singers with the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. The dinner begins promptly at 6:30 PM.

After dinner, as the room is being readied for the Ball, there will be time to visit the sutlers, have your image taken by the Victorian Photography Studio or, weather permitting, even go out to the Square where the Dodworth Saxhorn Band will perform a short outdoor concert.

The Ball will begin at 8:30 PM. The seventeen piece Dodworth Saxhorn Band will provide the music and the and our dance master, Susan deGuardiola, will provide instruction for each dance on both evenings. With a full dance card, you can count on the evening lasting until midnight or later.

Aside from the musicians, each evening will be completely different - different food, music, dances, flowers, door prizes and chocolate frames. The photographer will use different backdrops. In short, everything will be done to make each evening different from the other.

The Friday night event, with dance master Susan deGuardiola and The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, offers you the opportunity to start off the weekend with a flourish and also allows you to take in the other events in town on Saturday, such as the Illumination at the Cemetery.

The Saturday night event offers the capping of another Remembrance Day weekend with a grand celebration featuring dance master Susan de Guardiola and The Dodworth Saxhorn Band before returning home the next day.

Ticket prices for the evening have NOT been increased this year and are still just $75.00 a person which includes the social hour, a three course dinner, all the usual gifts and great entertainment, Tickets are limited and sell-outs occur every year. When ordering tickets, please include the number of tickets needed, which night you will be attending, your email address and dinner selections. Tickets for just the Ball portion of the evenings are also available

Period attire is required of all. And while this is an event for adults, any children attending must wear appropriate period attire.

Send all correspondence to:
John B. Newbold
930 Highland Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 1-717-420-5145
or email me at:

In addition, I have 50 rooms reserved at the Hotel Gettysburg and another 50 around town with prices starting at $179.00 plus tax a night and additional rooms just out of town starting at $80.00 a night. All rooms are available as a two night minimum and are on a first come-first served basis.


Friday night:
Herb Crusted Chicken - Fresh boneless Chicken Breast w/Lemon Herb Seasoning
Salmon Fillet - Salmon in White Wine w/Fresh Herbs and Lemon
Roasted Top Round of Beef - Top of the Round served in a Demi Mushroom & Onion Sauce
Mediterranean Strudel - Assorted Mushrooms baked w/Spinach, Feta Cheese & Herbs de Provence

All entries include a Tossed Garden Salad and Cheesecake with a Raspberry Drizzle

Saturday night:
Chicken Parmesan - Boneless Baked Chicken Breast w/Angel Hair Pasta & Marinara Sauce
Grilled Flank Steak - Thinly Sliced Marinated Flank Steak w/Onion Lager Marmalade
Baked Tilapia - Boneless Fish Lightly Seasoned w/Parmesan Cream Sauce
Porabella Florentine - Porabella Mushroom Stuffed with Spinach, Tomatoes, Cheese & Bread Crumbs

All entries include a Cranberry, Apple and Walnut Salad & Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake

Hope to hear from you soon!
Your obedient servant,
John B. Newbold