Spring Grove residents are full of ideas about what could be next for the Hoke House – a more than 250-year-old farmhouse currently owned by Rutter’s.
The Mayor of Spring Grove has suggested that the vacant stone house become a visitors center. Alycia Reiten of Historic York floated the idea that Rutter’s could move its convenience store to the property. The gas pumps would be nearby.
During a recent brainstorming session, Annalisa Gojmerac of Thomasville asked if the Hoke House was haunted.
The question elicited a chorus of laughter and groans.
“Maybe, we can get a ghost to move in,” said Willa Lefever of Sonnewald Natural Food.
Now, I’m not sure why Gojmerac asked her question. I didn’t have a chance to ask before she left the meeting.
I think her question may have been rooted in the belief that haunted houses are often popular tourist attractions and such a branding could benefit the Hoke House.
Annalisa, if you’re reading this, please call me and let me know. My number is 717-771-2047.
Which local landmarks do residents think are haunted? Let me know.