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Historical Society Installation Dinner
Nutcrackers pix
Currently on display in the front window case at the Escalon Historical Museum is a collection of nutcrackers belonging to Esther Payne. These carved wooden figures have evolved into a traditional symbol of Christmas. Esther started this collection in the 1960s, purchasing one per year. Her grandson loves the nutcrackers so much that he has started his own collection and will one day inherit grandmas collection as well. Photo Contributed

A new slate of officers for 2017 will be installed on Monday, Dec. 12 at the Escalon Historical Society.

The nominating committee of Evelyn Swass, Dorothy Miller and Esther Payne recommended the slate, which includes: Vickie Mello as President, Barbara Willis as Vice-President, Chuck Van Gorkum as Treasurer, Cathy Ensley as Secretary, Arline Rasters as Historian and Barbara Owens as Sunshine. The officers will be installed as part of a dinner meeting at the museum on Main Street. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., with the buffet dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. For those wishing to attend, call the museum at 838-8070; cost is $18 per person and the menu includes a choice of New York steak or chicken, served with garlic red potatoes, beans and carrots, Caesar salad, roll with butter, dessert and beverage. Indicate your meat choice when calling. Reservations are due by Monday, Dec. 5.

The museum will be open for touring on Saturday, Dec. 3 as part of the Christmas on Main activities, and society members will man the old-fashioned popcorn machine near the caboose in Main Street Park during the Saturday festivities, with free popcorn available. Look for some new and unique holiday gift ideas being offered at the museum as well.

The next two Reminisce Day gatherings at the museum, 1630 Main, are scheduled on Wednesdays, Dec. 7 and Jan. 4. Regular museum hours are Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., though the museum will be closed on Saturdays, Dec. 24 and 31. There is no admission charge.