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Mr. Wakely's Winter Feast Cancelled

Saturday, February 13, 2021
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 2020 edition will be held on Saturday, February 15th 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, Daly Drug and Beavers Variety Store or from any Citizen of Point Basse.

4:00 Gathering
Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Apple Cider, Tea, Sawdust Cake and Conversation.

5:00 Feast
Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes
Venison Casserole
Braized Muskrat
Venison Lasagna
Vegetarian Lasagna
Beaver Stew
Racoon with Sauerkraut
Bavarian Style Sauerkraut
Baked Beans
Carrots and Beans
Pickles, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, Celery Sticks
Bread Pudding
Cranberry Cake

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.

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
Beaver's Variety Store
Located at 410 Market Street
Nekoosa WI 54456
Daly Drug
(715) 423-3400
Located at 3215 8th Sreet South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Pictures from 2020 Wakely Winter Feast