Live music and barbeque

This group got decked out in their Sunday best and brought musical instruments to their picnic, circa 1900. The Friends of the Eastern California Museum barbeque and picnic on May 10 is a bit more casual, but still features good music and food. Eastern California Museum photo.

This group got decked out in their Sunday best and brought musical instruments to their picnic, circa 1900. The Friends of the Eastern California Museum barbeque and picnic on May 10 is a bit more casual, but still features good music and food. Eastern California Museum photo.

For more information, call 760-878-0258

Annual Museum Barbeque Features Friends, Food, Music and Fun

The Friends of the Eastern California Museum will host its annual deep-pit barbeque and party on Saturday, May 10, starting at 4 p.m., at the museum in Independence. The public is cordially invited to enjoy the afternoon of good food, good music and historic family fun.

The event will feature live music, a deep-pit barbeque beef dinner with all the trimmings, beverages, and Kathy White’s famous home made cookies. With any luck, there will be an ample supply of cookies so cookie fans can buy a dozen (or two) to take home and enjoy. A vegetarian meal option will also be available.

Local musical favorite Sandy and the High Country will be on hand to provide casual county music for the event.

The cost for the feast and fun is $12 for adults and $8 for youngsters and seniors. Besides the deep pit beef entrée, the meal includes coleslaw, garlic bread, homemade hot sauce, beans, and lemonade or water (beer and wine is extra).

The annual barbeque is a fundraiser for the non-profit Friends of the Eastern California Museum, so additional donations are welcome and appreciated. The Friends group supports the Eastern California Museum through generous donations of time, money, ideas, and energy.

“The support of the Friends has allowed the Museum to create popular and attractive exhibits, host guest speakers and events, and undertake other projects that enhance all aspects of the Museum’s operation,” said Museum Director Jon Klusmire.

The Friends annual barbeque is open to the public and will be held on the grounds of the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant St., three blocks west of the historic Inyo County Courthouse in Independence. For more information, call 760-878-0258 or visit www.fecm.org.

 

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Mongo the Idiot
Mongo the Idiot
8 years ago

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