An idea proposed by a new Kamsack Power House Museum board member led to the organization of a successful fundraising event recently.
Annette Purchase of 5 Elements Artography proposed an event that would include taking photographs of attendees in “period costumes,” and the committee put together an Ice Cream Social to include tasty sundaes served with “all the trimmings” including cherries, pineapple and sprinkles with chocolate, strawberry, caramel and raspberry syrup and topped with two biscuits.
“We were very pleased with the turnout at our Ice Cream Social held in the NPC (Northern Petroleum Corporation) kitchen,” said Darlene Brown, an organizer and Museum board member.
“It was a nice sunshiny day and we had over 50 in attendance. The program was simple with ice cream dishes served with refreshments of coffee, tea and water. The background music was provided by taped CD’s.
“Five Elements with Annette Purchase provided photographs, either black and white, or colour, with some of those in attendance dressed in ‘period dress,’ whatever period you desired, past or present.”
Museum tours were offered during the afternoon and were conducted by Jenae Berndt, the Museum’s summer student supervisor.
“We felt this event was an entertaining way to showcase the Museum. To those who participated, including Connie MacKay and Mary Vereshagin wearing beautiful flowing blue dresses, Peter and Lydia Cherkas wearing hats of long ago, Marv and Connie MacKay with their attire of past days, Roy Nabe with his coveralls, hat and pitchfork and Kamsack’s Fire Chief Ken Thompson wearing a 1950’s firefighter’s outfit, the Museum board would like to say you certainly added to the fun of the event,” Brown concluded.
The Museum board members acknowledged members of the community for their support and “our wonderful volunteers who dished out the ice cream delicacies,” saying that “Next year will be bigger and better.”