The Williamsburg Christmas dinners will be held again this year on November 29, 30 and December 1 and 2. If you attended last year you have received a letter. If not and you would like to attend you can contact Dorothy Quinlin at 937-295-2659 or at email@example.com. There are usually a few spots open late but if you wait too long you might not get the room you want to be in. This is our only money-making event. We can also use some help with decorating before hand and with the actual dinners. You don't have to make a huge commitment. There is always some small job that you can help with even if you do it only on one of the 4 days.
The menu this year will be Virginia Cream of leek soup, King's Tavern roast of turkey, giblet gravy, Colonial cornbread and Chestnut stuffing, sausage and corn stuffed onions, peas with pimento and pearl onions and Holiday sweet potato cashew bake. Also cranberry, orange and lemon relish and corn relish. Beverages are hot mulled cider, eggnog, banana crush, coffee and wine. The Renaissance Singers will perform throughout the evening.
Dick Richards who always helps Tom with the tables will no longer be able to do that. We would like him to know how much we appreciate his and his wife Anita's commitment to the museum.
German Heritage Days was well attended in spite of cold weather, serious rain on Friday night and wind on Saturday that blew over our display boards. As usual we coped. We gave away 2 free Christmas dinners that were won by Harold Stockslager of Greenville. Judy Prueter donated an afghan she made for us to raffle off at German Heritage. Names were drawn by a member of the German band and Jean Rosengarten won the afghan.
The Busse family has donated a book of bound copies of the 1936 Western Times newspaper. A sign will be attached to the Barney Krampe wagon box to show it was donated by Ernest and Charmane Fogt. Jim Rosengarten donated his old computer so we once again have a computer that works and also has all kinds of neat programs on it. Jeanne Prueter donated a copy of the 1883 Sutton History of Shelby County.
The third graders will be visiting us on Sept. 27th.
If you shop at a Krogers in the Cincinnati region which is where we are and have a rewards card you can sign up online for the Kroger Community Rewards program and they will donate some money to the museum. Contact Jim Rosengarten for details or go to Kroger's website. You have to have an email address. If a family member has their own reward card and doesn't have email you can sign them up for an address. They don't have to use it, just have one.
The new history book is coming along. We are hoping to have it ready for Christmas sales but we are not making that commitment just yet. We will let everyone know the instant it is ready.