VERSAILLES — On April 1, no fooling, officials will turn the clock back to an early spring night on Main Street in Versailles (recreated in the Knights of Columbus Hall), when the Versailles Historical Society will host its fourth annual Historic Dinner.
“We invite our guests back in time to the fabulous 1950s,” said organizers. “This fun-filled evening begins with cocktails at our cash bar and snacks reminiscent of the treats served in the 1950s perhaps at a place like the legendary Frenchies. We will ask Tom George to recall the place his mom and dad, Ann and Jim George loved. He may even remember a tale or two about longtime Bar Tender, Leo Batty. Following that we’ll stop by the C&J Café for its luncheon smorgasbord. Bob Condon will share his tales about folks, Russ and Rita, and their time running this longtime Versailles favorite. But we’re not done yet; let’s cross the street for a sweet treats for desserts at Brown’s Sweet Shop, where Larry Brown and sister Arlene will recount some of the tales of Sock Hops and after game gatherings at the renowned Sweet Shop!”
Live music ends the evening, complements of Ron and Elaine Marchal as attendees enjoy the love songs and crazy hits of those happy days of the 1950s.
“Your iconic period dinner will include delicious roast beef and dressing, pan fried chicken, augratin potatoes, green beans with ham, fresh salad, homemade salad dressings, Sweet Shop bread, and a variety of Sweet Shop desserts treats,” according to organizers.
Tickets are on sale now at the museum or by calling the museum office at 937- 526- 4222 leaving name, number and amount of tickets needed and someone will return that call.
All tickets remain at $50 each, but for museum members, they will receive $5 discount on their tickets “as a way for us to say ‘thank-you’ for your support.”
“Full tables of eight are available if ordered at one time. Sadly only a limited number of seats can be offered in the Father Jaekle Room, located in the Versailles K of C, so order early so you won’t be disappointed,” the organizers added. “It’s time to find those poodle skirts, varsity jackets and saddle shoes.”
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