First annual conference drew paranormal enthusiasts and investigators from across North America.
GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania – Ghost World, LLC (www.ghostworldconference.com) today announced that it raised $1,210 for the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA), the conference’s official charity for 2007. The check was presented to Mark Nesbitt of the Ghosts of Gettysburg on behalf of the GBPA on Sunday, July 22nd during the Paranormal Awards Ceremony. The money was raised by attendees purchasing tickets for a “tricky tray” raffle for a myriad of donated prizes ranging from autographed books to local ghost tour tickets, DVDs, t-shirts, and more.
More than 300 ghost enthusiasts from all over the United States and Canada attended the conference, which took place July 20-22, in Gettysburg. The weekend was filled with lectures, workshops, and the sharing of ideas on how to further the field of paranormal research.
“We’re thrilled with the outcome of our first annual conference,” said Vince Wilson, one of the founding partners of Ghost World, LLC. “Not only did the paranormal community come together to network and share ideas, but we were able to raise a lot of money for a great cause: battlefield preservation. You can’t study ghosts without also exploring history, and if we can help the GBPA continue their great work in some small way, that alone makes our weekend conference a big success.”
The following individuals and organizations donated prizes for the charity auction: Troy Taylor, Exeter House Books, Charles J. Adams III, John Zaffis, Exspiro Productions, Jeff Belanger, John Sabol, Scott Fowler, Richard Salva, Vince Wilson, L’Aura Hladik, Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, Karen Roberts Stained Glass, P.I.R.A., Beltsville Ghosts, Black’s Soap & Sundry, New Page Books, Midnight Syndicate, and many others.
About the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
The GBPA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1959 as the first public/private partnership at Gettysburg. Over the years, the GBPA played a continuous role in purchasing endangered battlefield land. Such properties, like the Meals farm, Timbers farm, Wolf farm, Taney farm, the Colgrove tract, the Willoughby Run tract, the East Cavalry field tract, and other parcels have been saved from urban development and commercialism. By lectures, publications, seminars, and living history programs, the GBPA is informing the public of our unique American heritage. Their Web site is: www.gbpa.org.
About the Ghost World Conference
Ghost World, LLC is a joint venture between Ghostvillage.com, the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society, and The Maryland Paranormal Investigators Coalition. The Ghost World Conference is an annual event designed to promote the work being done in the field of paranormal research. The first annual conference was held July 20-22, 2007 in Gettysburg, and the 2008 conference is being held in Salem, Massachusetts. More information and registration information can be found on the official Ghost World Conference Web site at: www.ghostworldconference.com.
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