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GROUNDHOG DAY DINNER

Saturday February 4th, 2017
6:00pm (Doors open 5:30pm)
Ewan Fire Hall, Ewan, NJ

Tickets $15 per person.

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The Harrison Township Historical Society’s Annual Groundhog Day Dinner and Silent Auction is set for Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 6 pm, in the village of Ewan, NJ, at Fire Hall, 312 Ewan Rd.

This annual event features “Down Jersey” sausage links, sausage gravy and biscuits, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, candied yams, fried apples, green beans, and a dessert buffet. Now in its thirteenth year, the event is a revival of a century-old Harrison Township tradition.

“The menu entrée is a play on words,” said Society president, Suzanne Grasso. “We serve sausage – the ‘ground’ hog – to celebrate the holiday.”

The first local Groundhog Day dinners took place in the early 1900s. Local farmers belonging to the Richwood Men’s Bible Class made the sausage and prepared the dinner for the entire church.“The Society’s Board decided to revive the tradition,” added Grasso, “Not only are we preserving local culinary history, the dinner also helps fund the Society’s activities. It’s a unique local event.”

The dinner is a fun-filled evening for the entire family. In addition to the home-cooked menu, the program includes an emcee decked out in tails and top hat, a popular silent auction and perhaps the only opportunity in South Jersey to sing Groundhog Day songs.“We found lyrics about Groundhog Day set to familiar tunes,” said Judy Suplee, one of the Society’s trustees, “and thought they would be fun to include on the program.”

Tickets for the event are $15 and available at the Amazing Grace Resource Center, 46 South Main St., Mullica Hill (856-478-9800), on-line, and at the door. “Advance purchase is recommended since seating is limited,” added Suplee.

All proceeds benefit the Society’s exhibitions and educational programs at the Old Town Hall Museum, located at the intersection of S. Main St. and Woodstown Rd. in the heart of the Mullica Hill Historic District.

 

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Saturday November 25th, 2017
6-10pm, Old Town Hall

When the mayor lights our 60-foot tree, Christmas will officially begin! Come join your friends, neighbors and family as our whole community joins in revelry, festivities and laughter! Carriage rides along Main Street. Delicious refreshments and drinks. Activities for the kids. Christmas carols. And a visit from Santa!



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