Town of
Pompey Historical Society

    Established 1976


Strawberry Social and Silent Auction

Last year's event was held
Friday, June 29, 2012

5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

on our campus at the corner of U.S. Rt. 20 and Pompey Center Rd.  At right our staff prepares plenty of our  FAMOUS STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!

There was all sorts of food and entertainment.  App. 150 people came to "meet your neighbors" and enjoyed a beautiful Friday evening.







elphi -this pretty village in the south-east corner of the town has wonderfully improved within the last ten years, in all that tends to the progress of society. The streets are fine and the sidewalks first rate. The ladies of this place, whose energies are only exceeded by their beauty, have, with commendable zeal, raised money enough to purchase plank, and have laid sidewalks over the entire village. This example might be followed with a great degree of credit by nine tenths of the villages in the county.

The food was fantastic!

Chomppers Smokin' Barbeque CATERING
(315 - 440 -1116) 
had everything from hot dogs to pulled pork for hungry folks - real wood smoked flavor made for delectable chow and that special aroma rounded
out the atmosphere. 

Tired Hands String Band
(Dave Karam, Rick Mason, Dave
Rybinski, and Roger Yaw)
"Good Old Time Music"
while dance caller and teacher
Bob Nicholson
demonstrated and taught
contra and an assortment
of square dances.

Fun for all! 




        A special thank you to all our sponsors who generously donated items for our Strawberry Social and Silent Auction fundraiser;

        Sandy Beglinger, Cazenovia Jewelers, Chocolate Pizza Company (Manlius), Cross Creek Nursery, Elegante Reflections, Flowersn' Such (Fabius), Green Lakes Golf Course, Lawrence "Rocky" Kelly & Green Lakes State Park, Kimberley's Ice Cream Factory (Manlius), Labrador Mountain, Lavendar Blue (Cazenovia), Vera Love, Manlius Liquors, Manlius True Value, Lisa Moffa, Oran Valley Golf Range, Orchard Vali Golf Club and Restaurant, William Pomeroy - CXTEC, Pompey Club, Super Cuts (Manlius), Toggenburg Mountain, Tops (Manlius), Wegman's (Dewitt), Wild Bird (Manlius)



      Another special thank you goes out to the Onondaga County Sheriffs Dept. for directing traffic for those folks who needed to use the overflow parking spaces across Rte. 20 at the Pompey Town Hall.


Saving berries

The key to preventing moldy berries;

      Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate.  Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market.  There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides. 


Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we
can tell you that how to keep them fresh!  Here’s a tip on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place: 

 Wash them with vinegar. 

      When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one 

part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best)and ten 

parts water.  Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around.

Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't

taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any

mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of

the fruit, and voila!  Raspberries will last a week or more, and

strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and

soft.  So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems,

knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them. 

You're so berry welcome! 

















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