Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013
The Inn at Warner Hall is pleased to present Betty Belcher as the winner of a Lionel Trains locomotive, the Silver Bells. Belcher, along with more than 100 community members, were guests of Innkeepers Troy and Theresa on Dec. 15 for cookies and cocoa with Santa Claus.
Attendees were entered into a drawing to win the Silver Bells Lionel Train.
Warner Hall was among one of 20 Select Registry member inns to participate in a first-ever Lionel Electric Trains Christmas promotion that included Lionel Trains as part of their Christmas decorations.
“We were pleased to have so many children at the Inn, enjoying the trains and getting some face time with the big man in red,” said Theresa Stavens, adding that it was particularly fun to see so many children of couples that have been married at Warner Hall over the years.
Have your own Lionel Trains set at home? Included in the Select Registry and Lionel Trains promotion is a Home for the Holidays Photo Contest.
The only requirement for entering is submitting a photo of a Lionel Train as part of holiday decorations. The photo can be of a personal display from the past or present or one taken at a Select Registry property displaying the trains this season, like Warner Hall.
Prizes include one $500 Select Registry gift certificate and four Lionel O gauge sets that will be awarded to the photos that receive the most votes. Additional prizes will be awarded to 15 entrants randomly selected. The contest and sweepstakes will run through Jan. 15.
About The Inn at Warner Hall:
Ideally situated at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County, the manor house at Warner Hall stands on a neck of land occupied and built upon continually from the mid-17th century. The original six hundred-acre plantation site was established by Augustine Warner as a "land grant" from the British Crown. Augustine Warner received the acreage in exchange for bringing twelve settlers across the Atlantic Ocean to the Jamestown Settlement.
The two families associated with the property from this early period until well into the 19th century, the Warners and the Lewises, were among the most prominent families in Colonial Virginia. Some of the most recognized names in American history are direct descendants of Augustine Warner – George Washington, the first president of the United States, Robert E. Lee, the most famous Civil War General and Captain Meriwether Lewis, renowned American explorer of the Lewis & Clark expedition.
Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of England, is a direct descendent of Augustine Warner through the Bowes-Lyon family and the Earl of Strathmore. In England, Warner Hall is referred to as "The home of the Queen’s American ancestors."
For Theresa and Troy Stavens, the current stewards of Warner Hall and the Inn’s owners, Warner Hall is a dream come true. Their passion for hospitality and historic preservation led them to Warner Hall where they saw the perfect opportunity to use their financial management and marketing skills to preserve an historical property and pursue their real passion – making people happy.
Learn more at http://www.warnerhall.com.