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.
Again, the seniors club will be making contributions to the Bolton Health Committee’s project of providing holiday baskets for needy families in the community. Club officials are requesting that their members donate either a gift card to Walmart or a check made out to the Bolton Seniors. The funds will be used to purchase toiletries for each family. For details and to choose dinner entrees, call Pat at: 644-2327, Rita at 644-9545 or Lorraine at 644-9247.
Library Cook-off upcoming in Bolton
A popular community social event that was a considerable success in its debut year of 2012, is returning in several weeks.
Back by popular demand, the Bolton Library is holding their second annual Cook-Off on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bolton Community Center on Edgecomb Pond Rd. Prizes will be awarded for both professional and amateur entries. There will be a $5 donation to taste all the entries and to cast a vote for a favorite dish. This year, Jeffrey Strief, owner of Happy Jack’s will be the Master of Ceremonies. This event was very well attended last year and everyone is welcome.
Bolton’s Best Chili
The public has tasted and they’ve cast their votes. Market Place Steakhouse & More was the winner of the recent chili cook-off sponsored by the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce. They will be awarded the wooden spoon trophy in the near future. The Market Place offered three different offerings of chili for the tasters to choose from. A close second and third place winner was the Boathouse Restaurant whose chili was served at Adirondack Cotton Co. and Serendipity Boutique. Aside from traditional chilis, chicken chili was served up by Adirondack Trails, and two vegetarian versions were provided by McDonald Real Estate Professionals. The Chamber would like to thank all the tasters, all the businesses that provided chili and Kelly O’Neil-Teer, owner of Serendipity Boutique, for organizing this event, the first of its kind for Bolton.
The chili cook-off was held on Oct. 12, a perfect fall day, and the feedback from the tasters was very positive.
Bolton Senior activities scheduled
• Saturday, Nov. 3 — Bolton Free Library’s “Harvest Cook Off,” 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Conservation Club. Tastings of cook-off entries, music, wine, socializing. Donations accepted. Those who want to enter the cook-off, pick up a form at the library. Cost $5.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Election Day Roast Beef Dinner, 5 p.m. at Methodist Church, Stewart Ave. Cost: $10 or so.
• Wednesday, Nov. 6 — Business Meeting, 10:15 at the Senior Center. Lunch at the mealsite. Call ahead: 644-2368.
• Monday, Nov. 11 — Veteran’s Day; all are asked to remember area veterans. Donations for our local National Guard soldiers maybe made at the Bolton Town Hall, the Bolton Library and the town Senior Center.
• Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Bingo, 10:15 a.m. at the Senior Center. Sub sandwiches will be ordered for lunch.
• Wednesday, Nov. 20, Bowling, 10 a.m. at SpareTime Lanes, Lake George. Lunch to follow at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Queensbury.
• Thursday, Nov. 28 — Happy Thanksgiving! No activities this week.