The Lacombe Museum’s will be hosting their Annual Servus Credit Union Harvest Dinner this weekend on Saturday, August 19. The dinner will be a fundraiser for The Lacombe Museum ReImagine Project. 

“Our capital project campaign centred on how we can connect more authentically with our community, and how to be more effective partners within the community as well. The projects are all staged, following our Strategic Plan and focus on the storytelling and placemaking of our region,” said Melissa Blunden, Executive Director for the Lacombe Museum.

The project encompasses improvements and plans for the Flat Iron Building Museum as well as the ongoing upgrades occurring at the Michener House Museum, and upcoming plans for the Blacksmith’s Shop. 

“The Blacksmith Shop Museum is scheduled to start its own similar project in the spring of 2024 which will increase visitor traffic flow within the space, and bring brand new artisans to the community in a Metal Artist Residency Program we will be trialing in 2024,” explained Blunden. 

The Historical Society is hoping to fundraise $50,000 with the Harvest Dinner and other initiatives to support The Lacombe Museum ReImagine Project. 

The seven-course meal will be comprised of food grown and supplied locally and prepared by local guest chefs. The dishes are kept secret until the event where the chefs will have the opportunity to explain the care and detail that goes into each dish. 

“We have been dropping clues on our social media over the past four weeks, and we are always looking to highlight more of our incredible region,” added Blunden. 

This is the second year, the Lacombe Museums have offered the event and thanks to some funding from the City of Lacombe for the Community Builders Grant, live entertainment will include Silk and String Aerial Violin by Melanie Doderai. There will also be a live auction on site for additional fundraising opportunities for the Lacombe Museums. 

The dinner will be held downtown Lacombe just outside of the Flatiron Building Museum on 49C Avenue. Ticket sales wrap up on August 16th however, there will be a few extra tickets available at the Flat Iron Building Museum until the 18th. To ensure you get a ticket, Blunden recommends calling 403-782-3933. Seats will not be available the night of the Harvest Dinner. 

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