SV Historical Society plans BBQ, open house

PHOTOS PROVIDED The historic Bull Run School, now the Sugar Valley Historical Society’s headquarters, is pictured.

LOGANTON — With fall in the air one congers up the thoughts of colored leaves, crisp air and the images of a country outing. On Saturday, Sept. 23, you can enjoy one as the Sugar Valley Historical Society will be holding its 6th Annual Chicken Barbecue and Museum Open House. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sugar Valley Historical Society buildings at 1756 Bull Run Road located two miles southwest of Loganton off Route 477 in the village of Bull Run.

The chicken barbecue meal includes chicken leg and thigh, grilled by our local Amish friends, homemade baked beans, applesauce, drink, and a slice of homemade cake. You may enjoy eating the picnic lunch on site or you may wish to take-out. The price of the meal is $8.

Since the opening of the museum in 2012, over 1,300 local artifacts have been placed in inventory. Tour the museum and restored one-room Bull Run School free of charge for the day. Did you know the Bull Run School was officially called the Sugar Grove School? It was built in 1899 and closed in 1955.

This is the second year for the history quiz event which was prepared by Chuck Sweeny. The quiz questions pertain to historical data from the 1965, 1990, and 2015 Anniversary Books. The quiz will be given from 11 a.m. until noon in the school. The contestant with the most correct answers will be announced prior to the raffle drawing at 1 p.m. They will be awarded with a certificate and historical gift. So… get out your books and study folks!

Raffle tickets are still available for the drawing. There are 50 items, which were donated by the community and listed on the tickets. The donation for each ticket is $5. Only 500 tickets are being sold.

This is the location of the society’s annual barbecue fundraiser and open house, seen during a previous year’s event.

In preparation of those long winter months you may want to get a good book to read as you curl up under a warm blanket. At the event, you can purchase some of the publications that the historical society is offering: Sugar Valley Villages, Prince and Paupers, Sugar Valley High School and Elementary Yearbooks (various years), Sugar Valley 175th Anniversary Book, Sugar Valley 175th Anniversary Cookbook, and the Sugar Valley 125th and 150th Anniversary combined reprint.

So, come and enjoy a day to reminisce with “old” friends and take in the beauty of the countryside.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the following officers: Grady Leiter, president 570-725-3498; Anthony Rishel, vice-president 570-725-3979; Jane Rossman, secretary 570-725-3772; or Helen Imes, treasurer 570-748-0362.