Highland Grove fundraiser is a tradition of community and preservation of history
Strawberries are a highlight to the upcoming Strawberry Supper held by the Highland Grove Historical Society later this month.
This event is a long-time fundraising tradition that helps support the Historical Society in their ongoing efforts to ensure the preservation of the history of the area.
The society’s committee treasurer Joanne Burroughs said proceeds from this volunteer-driven event held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at 5373 Loop Road in Highland Grove will enable the society to maintain the Kidd Schoolhouse Museum, measuring close to 24-feet by 24-feet where it houses artefacts such as a saddle from the Boer War. The log structure was the first school house in Cardiff and built in 1890. It was moved to its current location.
She welcomes the community to join them with what has always offered, “really great food,” she said.
The menu includes cold beef and turkey (cooked the night before), varieties of salads, which includes broccoli, Caesar, potato, spinach, and a white cake with strawberries and topped with whipped cream.
Those who attend are welcome to have seconds, Burroughs adds.
Pre-registration is not required. Adults are $15 and children (from five to 10 years) are $8.
Also, the society will use the money to help maintain the custom mug making machine, which is used to fundraise for the society, and to support family history searches that requires the expense of genealogy tools such as the subscription to ancestry.com.
The museum is open on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
This event is one of two major fundraising dinners for the Highland Grove Historical Society during the year. During the autumn, the society hosts the Hunter’s Supper.