Historical society to hold fundraiser dinner

Group to gather with community to share local history, harvest



The event started about 30 years ago to celebrate the season’s harvest with farmers and their families. Profit from event will go to the Latah County Historical Society.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

The annual Latah County Historical Society Harvest Dinner will feature homemade food, live music and a silent auction.

“It is a time to get to know people in the community and make new friends,” said Dulce Kersting-Lark, executive director of LCHS.

The evening will provide an all-you-eat dinner of lentil chili, beef and barley soup and salad. The dinner also will include dessert, she said.

“The best pie-bakers live in Latah County,” Kersting-Lark said.

The dinner was started about 30 years ago to gather farmers and their families together to celebrate the harvest once it was finished for the season, she said.

“This event is a generational favorite to celebrate the bounty of the Palouse,” Kersting-Lark said. “Families enjoy a meal and don’t have to do the dishes after.”

All the profit collected from the event will go toward the historical society to promote and preserve local history, she said.

The historical society runs out of the McConnell Mansion Museum in Moscow, which was built by William J. McConnell, former state senator and governor. The society also maintains a large collection of records, photographs and artifacts the public can request to look at, according to the LCHS website.

Everyone is invited to attend the event, Kersting-Lark said. Tickets can be purchased at the door or pre-ordered on the LCHS website with no price difference.

“We want people to get together before the craziness of the holiday season and help each other out,” she said.

Tickets cost $18 for LCHS members, $20 for non-members and $10 for children ages 7 to 12. Children age 6 and under can get in for free, Kersting-Lark said.

The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Moscow High School.