The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 14, 2013

Dillweed celebrating its 20th anniversary | Bed and breakfast planning party on July 20

BY KELLY URBAN
KURBAN@TRIBDEM.COM

— After 20 years in business, it’s time to celebrate.

Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, located on Route 403 in Dilltown, will hold an anniversary party from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 to thank the public for its patronage.

“This is a big milestone for us and we look forward to sharing the day with familiar faces and many new ones,” said Corey Gilmore, Dillweed’s co-owner and manager.

The event will feature a meet- and-greet with self-trained folk artist and Ohio resident Billy Jacobs.

His work originated in woodcraft and small decorative folk art and has evolved to include  primitive American landscapes.

First published in 2007, Jacobs’ collection of American landscapes has made him one of the country’s most recognized folk artists.

Most of the landscapes are of  places in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Canvas prints of Jacobs’ work will be available for purchase in the Dillweed’s Trailside Shop and can be signed by the artist.

Johnstown band Tree, which plays a blend of Irish, Celtic rock and oldies, will perform at 4 in the garden area.

Chainsaw artist Walt Smith of Mineral Point will have works on display and hold demonstrations throughout the day.

There will be food and refreshments for purchase.

Gilmore said what has made the past 20 years so special is all the people they’ve met who have stayed with them.

“People have come from all over the country and abroad and we always say that you never know who is going to walk through that front door,” he said.

The bed and breakfast has four standard guest rooms and one private suite.

Milestone

What: Dillweed Bed & Breakfast’s 20th anniversary celebration.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20.

Where: Route 403, Dilltown.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Information: 446-6465 or www.dillweedinc.com.