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Old-fashioned social at Seaside Museum

Published on June 20, 2018 3:15PM

Last changed on June 30, 2018 6:31AM

Crowds from a previous social.

Seaside Museum

Crowds from a previous social.

“Madame Mayor” Jan Barber in front of the museum’s replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Seaside Museum

“Madame Mayor” Jan Barber in front of the museum’s replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Attending Seaside Museum’s Old-Fashioned Social has been a family tradition for many residents and visitors over its 30-year history, with games, food, music and a silent auction. The event is the museum’s major annual fundraiser.

While the band, Smoke and Mirrors provides toe-tapping music from the porch of the Butterfield Cottage, adults and kids can while away the time by playing a variety of games or feasting on picnic fare and chatting with friends and acquaintances. The continuous four-hour cakewalk is a favorite game for kids of all ages. Adults vie to win the pot for each bingo game. An additional attraction is a life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty for taking selfies

Festivity participants can place their bids on a variety of silent auction items, which include trips, meals, lodging, art and merchandise. Outside, raffle tickets and food can be purchased. Hot dogs, strawberry shortcake, cotton candy and ice cream are just some of the summer food that is available; the Methodist ladies’ pie booth has long been a favorite and sells out quickly. The raffle winners will take away $50 gift cards to Fred Meyer and an exquisite handcrafted quilt.

The Seaside Museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive in Seaside. The social is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the silent auction closing at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact the Seaside Museum at 503-738-7065.


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