It’s part fundraiser, part educational experience, as the Sexsmith and District Museum Society is holding its first annual Harvest Fall Supper on October 15th.
Fundraising Chair Lynda Drysdale says while they do fundraise throughout the year, they were provided with an opportunity to help re-establish a long-standing tradition. She says the Harvest Fall Supper will include entertainment and a pie auction.
“The Harvest Supper is something that the United Church did for many years and when they retired from doing that, we asked if we could take it over,” she says.
“The pie auctions are just a hoot; everybody gets involved, and there will be some pretty interesting pies,” she laughs.
Drysdale says the night will also be a chance to give something back to the volunteers who go above and beyond every day to help keep artifacts and history alive in the region. She adds the night will also present them the opportunity to shed light on what sort of upcoming projects the group will be working on.
“We’ve had some amazing people working on several of our buildings that needed upgrading, logging artifacts and putting them in the right place. It turned out beautifully, and we had many visitors who were just enthralled with what they saw,” she says
“The Blacksmith Shop will have to be re-shingled, that’s a big task, because it’s a historical building, the products we use have to be of original quality, it’s cedar shake, so that will be expensive.”
You can get more information on the Harvest Fall Supper by emailing the Sexsmith and District Museum Society.