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Central Penn Pens Group, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, 21 Sept 2019 @ 1:00Pm



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Hello everyone!

 

The Central Penn Pens group will meet again to celebrate the arrival of Autumn. The various pen shows have changed your pen collections, so bring along what you have to show and trade. And be prepared to trade ink. Many of you are now familiar with the venue for showing and sharing your pen hobby.

So, let’s just relax in the back room of the Café Fresco, that local eatery where we’ve been meeting on and off for over ten years. The next meeting of the Central Penn Pens group will take place on Saturday, 21st of September at 1:00pm. This location just east of Harrisburg is like the hub of a spoked wheel of major roads, making easy to get to via I-81, I-78, I-83, I-76 (Pa Turnpike), US 15&11 and US 322.

 

Cafe Fresco

3352 Paxton St
Harrisburg, PA 17111


Those of you who've been here before know we pile the tables with pen collections to show, with the opportunity to trade. Then there's the ink swap to try new shades that you would never consider buying before, and without spending a dime. Your unwanted ink is another writer’s treasure, so bring those dusty bottles along. We’ll also have the Goodie Box, a place to put your orphan pen items that simply clutter your desk at home, but others will be glad to have them.

We hope to have a presentation. Watch this space for more information and updates. Please contact me via PM with ideas, offers and questions, or to put your name on the email list.

Fred

 

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Cafe Fresco (back room)
3352 Paxton St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
PM Fred for directions or info.
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