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Heritage Acres annual cookout

Saturday, 22 June 2013. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Heritage Acres annual cookout

By Brad Quarin

Prime rib, roasted slowly to be “extremely tender,” is what’s for dinner at the Heritage Acres cookout on Saturday.

Rob Mitchell, president of Heritage Acres, along with lifetime member Alan Reed, will be cooking the beef, and says it will be “as good as you can get anywhere.” It will come with beans, mashed potatoes and rhubarb crisp for dessert, all prepared by volunteers and making for “a really good meal.”

Tickets are available for $20, right up until the event at 2 p.m. Supper is at 6.

Pincher Creek’s farm museum has been hosting a cookout for 13 years, an event conceived as a way to showcase and raise money for Heritage Acres.

Although there won’t be horse demonstrations as originally planned, the museum will be open and visitors can check out the historic buildings and interesting artifacts. As well, the tractors will likely be out, Rob says.

There will also be entertainment provided by the Schoening family, who sing country and old-time rock. Nicki Schoening says she and two brothers sing and play keyboard, guitar and violin. They haven’t performed at the Heritage Acres cookout before.

Although this year Rob isn’t expecting a huge profit on the cookout, plenty of planning goes into the event and he’ll be happy to see it play out. What money is raised supports the museum.