Election Day Dinner: sobriety a tradition
The annual Election Day roast beef dinner will be served Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Stewart Ave., Bolton Landing.
Church historian Gordon Garlick reports that Election Day dinners in Bolton Landing were first served 93 years ago. The Temperance Union initiated the meals in an effort to lessen the consumption of alcohol during voting hours, he reports.
Roast beef, real mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, green beans and cole slaw will be topped off with apple and pumpkin pie. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 children 5 through 12. Take-out meals will be available 4 to 5 p.m., and to reserve such servings in advance, call 644-5271, and on the day of the dinner, call the church at 644-9966. Take-out meals can be home delivered if needed.
A Holiday Mini-Bazaar is to be held during the dinner and an hour beforehand, or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The sale will feature new and next-to-new gifts for holiday giving, as well as Christmas-themed items and decorations. Bazaar proceeds go towards mission work of the church.
The Bolton Recreation Department has announced that Zumba classes will be extended. These Latin-inspired dance fitness classes will continue on Mondays at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4, 18, 25, and Dec. 2, 9, 16 and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4, 11, 18. The classes are held at the Bolton Conservation Club and the cost is $40 for five classes, $80 for 10 classes; or $10 for single sessions. The first class for new participants is free. Wear appropriate exercise apparel, sneakers and bring water.
Bolton Senior Holiday Party
The Bolton Seniors, known to be a sociable group, will be holding their annual Holiday Party at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Frederick’s Restaurant. All residents 50 years of age and older are invited. The cost for the five-course dinner is $20, which includes tax and tip.