by Doug MacDonald
The North Grenville Historical Society (NGHS) annual dinner is no ordinary dinner; it is an autumn feast and a major fundraiser for the NGHS. It will be held on Saturday evening, September 29, in the upstairs hall of the North Grenville Curling Club.Social hour (cash bar) with hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 p.m., dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $25.00 and are available at Geronimo Coffee House, 146 Prescott Street, or by calling the NGHS (613) 258-4401.
Chefs Curtis and Shallen Gould are preparing a dinner inspired by community ‘suppers’ of pioneer days. On the tables will be platters of sliced vine ripened tomatoes, dishes of sweet pickled August cucumbers and baskets of Rick Grahame’s signature rolls freshly baked in his 1885 heritage wood fired oven.
For the entrée the chefs will offer a rich and hearty beef stew (tender cuts of beef with late summer root vegetables) as well as classic B & H rabbit pies and chicken pies provided by Judy and Jim Beveridge; all served with mashed potatoes, bowls of garden vegetables, a selection of salads and trays of Donna’s deviled eggs.
All vegetables, Barbara and Gordon Moat’s gift to the NGHS harvest dinner, were grown and harvested from their family garden. Then coffee, tea and delicious desserts – an old time favourite, bread pudding, and decadent sweet potato pie – will be offered.
The Board of the NGHS has invited candidates in the North Grenville Municipal election to each speak briefly on issues of interest to Historical Society members. Dr. David Shanahan, the NGHS Historian, will emcee the evening events and announce the winners of the 50/50 draw, the successful bidders in the Silent Auction, and the winner of the door prize (a pair of tickets to an Ottawa Senators game).
Invite your friends and purchase tickets for the Harvest Dinner for, as always at NGHS events, a warm welcome awaits and on September 29 a memorable meal.