Joanna Furnace hosting special Valentine's Day breakfast

The following is a press release from the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association

MORGANTOWN - Lovers, extend your Valentine’s Day celebration into the weekend by taking your sweetheart to the fabulous Valentine’s Day Breakfast at historic Joanna Furnace. . . . And yes, you can bring the rest of the family. Visit Historic Joanna Furnace, savor the delicious breakfast foods Joanna Furnace is known for, indulge in a chocolate enhanced menu and discover what you want to know about the upcoming programs, family events and activities planned for 2013 in the Joanna Furnace community.

An all-you-can-eat Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet, brightened by live musical performances, will be held Saturday, February 16, at Historic Joanna Furnace. The Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet will open from 7. to 11 a.m. The Joanna Furnace kitchen’s specialties, chocolate chip pancakes, waffles with fruit topping, carved ham and a chocolate fountain will highlight the menu as well as all the traditional breakfast fare visitors keep returning to savor.

“This event is so fitting. Joanna Furnace is a love story in and of itself. You see, the iron furnace was named after Joanna Potts, wife of one of the early owners ,” says Mark Zerr, Executive Director for Joanna Furnace and the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association. “Our kitchen staff is excited to begin the 2013 season. Their chocolate chip pancakes bring something special to the Valentine’s breakfast, as does our chocolate fountain. It not only looks great and tastes wonderful, but the chocolate aroma makes it even more tempting! And, it will make the kids literally beg to eat fruit, fresh strawberries and pineapple, after they dip them in the chocolate fountain. I think we’ve found the perfect way to get kids to eat fruit . . . they love it. And it gives sweethearts a chance to offer even more chocolate to their significant other.”


The Valentine’s ambiance will be enhanced by area vocal stylist Phyllis Hummel. She will play her acoustic guitar and sing a variety of romantic ballads throughout the breakfast hours. Ms. Hummel is a familiar face to the local music scene. She has been performing for more than 20 years in the Tri-County area and has been the featured performer at many area establishments. Her musical selections will include “Making Believe” by Emmy Lou Harris, Elvis Presley’s “Love me Tender”, Johnny Mathis’ “Twelfth of Never”, “To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks and John Lennon’s “Grow Old With Me” plus many more favorites.

Your Valentine and your family will also travel down memory lane by learning about Historic Joanna Furnace. February marks the kick-off for the 2013 Joanna Furnace program year. Breakfast attendees can learn about all the exciting events, activities, informational programs, educational programs, restoration and archaeological projects for the upcoming year.

This year’s Valentine’s Buffet includes: Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Pancakes, Waffles with fruit, Chipped beef on toast, Bacon, Scrapple, Sausage, Scrambled eggs, Baked apples, Home fries, Baked Carved Ham, Our Chocolate fountain, Fresh fruit, Juice and Coffee.

Reservations are not required for breakfast. Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet prices . . . for individual adults is $8.50, Children are welcome; ages 6 to 11— $4.50 and those under 5 eat free.

The February Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet at Historic Joanna Furnace will be held on Saturday, February 16th, 7 to 11 a.m. The Historic Joanna Furnace site is just off Route 10, three miles north of Morgantown . . . turn on Furnace Road. Parking is on site. For more information visit