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Mr. Wakely's Winter Feast

Saturday, February 18, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Nekoosa Area Senior Community Center
416 Crestview Lane
Nekoosa WI 54457-1556

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Robert and Mary Wakely, early central Wisconsin pioneers, were noted for their mid-winter parties held at their hotel located along the Wisconsin River just south of present day Nekoosa.

Today the Wakely’s home is open as a living history center called Historic Point Basse. The Citizens of Point Basse, volunteers who operate the site are keeping many of the early traditions alive including a fun filled dinner and dance called Wakely's Winter Feast. The 2017 edition will be held on February 18th from 4 until 8 PM at the Nekoosa Senior Civic Center. The evening will begin with the gathering, from 4 until 4:45 an informal time to enjoy some hot cider and snacks and renew old acquaintances and make new ones. At 5:00 a home cooked pioneer feast featuring domestic and wild game dishes will be served, including bread pudding for dessert. The evening will also include music and dancing.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance or $18.00 at the door and are available at Family Natural Foods, Country Freckles and Beavers Variety Store or from any Citizen of Point Basse.

4:00 Gathering
Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Apple Cider, conversation and a small program

5:00 Feast

6:30 Entertainment and Beard Contest
stories, dancing, singing

Tickets
Feast and Cotillion $15 in advance
Feast and Cotillion $18 at the door
Tickets can be purchased at:

Family Natural Foods
Telephone: (715)423-3120
Located at 910 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Country Freckles
(715)424-5756
Located at 1010 8th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Beaver's Variety Store
(715)886-4371
Located at 410 Market Street
Nekoosa WI 54456

For further information call (715)459-1722


The Winter Feast includes a gathering
during which one may get a chance to play a flute with a fellow guest.

Musical entertainment may consist of a folk singer or a
musical group for singing and dancing.

Enjoying one another's company
and a costume is greatly appreciated.

Many choices of entrees to choose from.

A good meal was had by all and a chance
to talk with a fellow guest.

A great opportunity to meet new friends
as you enjoy some great food.

A good meal was had by all and a chance
to talk with a fellow guest.

A great opportunity to meet new friends
as you enjoy some great food.

Last year we had a farmer skit
telling about farm life in 1850.

Last year we had a stage coach driver skit
telling us about his life in 1850.

Getting instructions
for the paddle dance.

An opportunity to dance the Paddle dance
with a fellow guest.

An opportunity to dance the Virginia Reel
with a fellow guest.

An opportunity to dance the Virginia Reel
with a fellow guest.