The public is invited to attend a traditional barbecue dinner using the original Cornell University chicken recipe, with an old-fashioned dance to follow, on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Dinner is 6 to 7 p.m. and dancing is 7 to 10 p.m. at Bridle Hill Farm on 190 Hemmer Road in Jeffersonville. This Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County fundraiser will be one in many centennial celebration events offered this year and next.
Guests can enjoy a meal using a chicken BBQ recipe from Cornell in the 1950s, live music, dancing, hayrides, a bonfire, cash bar and dessert donated by award-winning cake designer Kim Simons. A live auction of local products and services will take place throughout the evening.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for youth under 10 years of age. Paid, non-refundable reservations are required by Sept. 23. The public can purchase tickets by calling 845-292-6180 or mailing information and check or money order, made payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension SC, to 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty, NY 12754.
All are advised to dress for farm barn conditions. Use of venue has been donated by Bridle Hill Farm.
Contributions from Centennial fundraising efforts will go toward supporting sustainability in the CCE Education Center, awarding scholarships, developing a community entrepreneurial kitchen and local agricultural hub, enhancing youth outreach, and managing CCE-owned forest land to strengthen core programming that reaches all corners of Sullivan County.