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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dellapalooza 2010! Shady Dell to Host Gala Barn Sale of Furniture, Antiques, Vintage Ettline Collectibles

How would you feel if you owned the first American flag - the very same one that was hand made by seamstress Betsy Ross?

Bad example! Wiki says that Betsy Ross story is just a myth; but you see where I'm going with this, don't you my fellow Dell rats?

What would it mean to you to own the very first Model T Ford ever to roll off the assembly line?

How would it feel to discover the Holy Grail of record collecting...an original 45rpm pressing on Jubilee 5104 of "Stormy Weather" by the Five Sharps?

FOR SALE: THE DELL'S SODA FOUNTAIN!
Now imagine the honor and prestige, the pride of ownership if you were the one person in York... indeed the only person in the whole world who possessed the Shady Dell's original ice cream/soda fountain...the one that stood for decades behind the counter in the Dell's snack bar!

How would it make you feel to park this baby in your man cave and have it assume its rightful position as the centerpiece of your memorabilia collection? There's no questioning the pedigree of this one-of-a-kind Shady Dell artifact. It's the very same soda fountain that Helen used to dispense sundaes, ice cream sodas and cherry cokes to you, your date, and generatons of other hungry, thirsty, and sugar challenged Dell rats!

The soda fountain and a multitude of other authentic Shady Dell collectibles await you at Dellapalooza 2010, a two day barn sale taking place this Friday, June 11th and Saturday, June 12th!

It will be the first public sale at the Shady Dell in five years. On display and available for purchase in the old barn/dance hall will be original Dell items dating back to the legendary York restaurant's golden era of the 1950's and 60's along with hundreds of newer items.

Shady Dell originals that you'll find at the sale include:

* old books from the Ettlines' personal collection
* the Dell's piano bench

* 1950's model b&w TV set from the Dell's barn/dance hall
* two chrome and formica kitchen tables
* beauty parlor chair
* various other tables and chairs

* dresser with hutch
* shelving
* book shelves
* lamps

* Vintage 1950's stereo console phonograph
from the barn/dance hall
* planter
* step stool
* ice cream sundae dishes

* assorted glassware
* glass globes
* mirrors
* ash trays

Items for sale that are not Dell originals include:

* the charming vintage 1950's table and restaurant booth pictured above

* pool table
* antique desk
* antique tables
* antique chairs

* another 1950's model b&w television set of unknown origin



FOR SALE!

* gumball vending machine

* large computer desk unit

* desk chairs

* sofa tables

* sofa beds (great for cabins)

* matresses

* cocktail tables






FOR SALE!

* peanut/candy
vending machine

* bar stools

* outdoor loungers

* retro 1970's velour chairs

* book shelves

* books







FOR SALE!

* pinball machine

* video games

* board games

* kitchenware

* stools

* portable fans

* surf board





* weight lifting equipment
* numerous stereo speakers

* wooden card table with four chairs

* beer signs

* Halloween decorations including a fog machine

Plus many other items!

Dell rats, this is your chance to pay a nostalgic visit to your old stamping ground.

Come to the Dell and see for yourself all of the changes that are taking place inside and out during our favorite hangout's historic makeover.



June 2010

The latest of
these improvements,
by the way,
is the recently
completed porch
outside the snack bar
seen here for the
first time since
being rebuilt using
weather and
insect resistant
pressure treated
lumber.



After you check out the New Delli, be sure to check into the Barn Bazaar. Who knows...maybe you can take home a piece of the Dell, a piece of York County history, and a piece of your own past!

Be there for Dellapalooza 2010 in the Shady Dell barn!
It's happening this coming Friday, June 11th 8am-3pm
and Saturday, June 12th 8am-1pm, rain or shine!





Oh, and tell 'em
Shady Del Knight sent you!

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