Dan Wilke of Buffalo, a barrel organ hobbyist, will be the special guest at the Harvest Dinner of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. The event will be held in the St. James Lutheran Hall, Rohr Street (near Niagara Road) in Bergholz.
A traditional menu of breaded pork chops, local squash, wedding cabbage, local applesauce, and homemade pies will be featured. The dinner will benefit the rebuilding next spring of the Klee-Stoelting-Haseley House-Barn, which was dismantled several years ago.
Wilke will play on one of his German-made grind organs before the meal, and on another afterwards, with an explanation and demonstration of how the instruments work.
The first Harvest Dinner was in 1973. Non-members have always been welcome.
Tickets are $18, all-inclusive, and may be purchased from members of the board, or make reservations made by calling Wilma at 731-9905. Reservations are due by Oct. 9.