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(Neb.)-Annual 1942 Christmas Dinner Planned At Fort Robinson

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 10/21/2013 09:40 AM

(FORT ROBINSON)-The 19th annual Historical Christmas Dinner at Fort Robinson State Park is set for Saturday, December 7th. It will feature the menu from the FortRobinson 1942 Christmas dinner.
The menu includes oyster stew and crackers, roast young turkey with sage dressing, whipped potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, assorted olives, celery, assorted pickles, candied yams, buttered asparagus tips, lettuce and tomato salad, hot mince pie, fruitcake, pumpkin pie, strawberry ice cream, and Parker House rolls. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1942 attire.
The meal will be served 15 minutes after doors open at 6 p.m. Adding to the event’s festive atmosphere will be the park’s holiday lights, which will be turned on at 5 p.m. the day of the dinner and stay lit each evening until Jan. 1, 2014.
Only 200 tickets will be sold for the dinner, and will be available on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Tickets will be available at the FortRobinsonState Park office, the Chadron Chamber of Commerce office, and Rea’s Market in Harrison. Because of the high demand, there is a limit of four tickets per family.
The Christmas dinners are a cooperative project of a variety of entities, including FortRobinsonState Park, the NebraskaHistoricalMuseum, and the communities of Crawford, Chadron, Harrison and Whitney.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the Christmas dinner or sponsoring decorations for one of the historical buildings may contact the FortRobinsonState Park office at 308-665-2900.


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