Friday, October 25, 2013

Canal Days Dinner

 The Miamisburg Historical Society held their annual Canal Days Dinner on October 24 and I attended, along with Mom and my aunt and uncle, Mae and Charles Boyer. The tickets - $8 each - were sent to us courtesy of my cousin, Jim Huesman, who lives in Friday Harbor, Washington. Thanks, Jim!

Mae and Charles Boyer

 The dinner consisted of a choice of either ham and bean soup or vegetable soup. Amazingly, the veggie soup actually appeared to be truly vegetarian. So Mom and I were each able to enjoy a bowl. Also included was corn bread, coleslaw, drinks (lemonade, tea or coffee) and a wide selection of desserts. Everything was prepared by volunteers.

Mary Schmidt

 Mom attends few events of this sort so it was very nice to have her along. Earlier in the day we attended a craft show and dinner at Trinity Church in Miamisburg so this was an unusually busy day for us.

The food crew

 Even with the large attendance, there was plenty of good food prepared for the event. A kitchen crew handed out food on trays as attendees passed by.

Another view of the food crew

Bill Schmidt

 How is it possible that Mom managed to take a picture of me and actually have me in the frame? She didn't even cut my head off this time.

A wider view of the early attendees

... Miamisburg's Parkview United Methodist Church on Benner Road served as a new location for the event this year.

And a little later ...

Besides a short business meeting (which we did not attend), Ken Sowards, a well known archaeologist, presented "The Bob Boerger Collection: One Man, One Farm, One Lifetime".

The Bob Boerger Collection

 The collection consist of over 400 arrowheads found on his family farm in Fort Loramie, Ohio. "His collection included pieces from every recognized prehistoric culture to reside in Ohio," said The Tavern Log (October 2013), a Miamisburg Historical Society publication.
 The presentation provided "an overview of Ohio's prehistoric Indians based on the artifacts they left behind on the Boerger farm."

The dessert tables

 Yes, there were two tables needed to hold all the homemade desserts. I managed a nice slice of cheesecake topped with a dark cherry sauce. Excellent!
 We left a little after 6 pm so we could get home before dark.

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