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Mr. Wakely's Winter Feast

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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 2018 edition will be held on Saturday, February 17th from 4 PM until 8 PM at the Nekoosa Area Senior Community 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 dessert. The evening will also include music and dancing.

Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 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

4:30 Music
Music will be by Strings on the Prairie playing traditional music. They will play up until the feast starts.
The band will start to play again after the meal is done.


Strings on the Prairie
Music will be by Strings on the Prairie playing traditional music. They will play up until the feast starts.
The band will start to play again after the meal is done.

5:00 Feast
Menu
Chicken
Ham
Squash
Baked Sauerkraut with onions
Corn
Roasted Root Vegetables
Beaver Meatballs with a Marinara Sauce
Venison Swiss Steak
Slow Roasted Rabbit
Venison Braised in Ale
Bread Pudding
Cranapple Crisp

6:30 Music
Music will resume by Strings on the Prairie playing traditional music.
There will be dancing, stories, singing.
We encourage everyone to join in the dancing.
Near the end of the festivities we will have vintage dancing with the band calling out the instructions.

Tickets
Feast and Cotillion $20 in advance and $25 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


Strings on the Prairie