Old-Fashioned Picnic on the Porch Fundraiser

On June 14th the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum will celebrate the arrival of summer with a food and fun-filled day on the wrap-around porch looking out on Mt. Konocti. Last year’s guests were treated to displays of old fashioned aprons and teapot collections. This year the main house will showcase a quilt display loaned by Wilma Taylor and Victorian style beaded flowers and jewelry created by Ellen Dills. Select beaded pieces will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the museum. In addition to the stage coach and retired San Francisco cable car, seldom seen pieces of historic farm equipment can be viewed in the barn and on the grounds.

Hear live music of the Stage Coach Era performed by local musicians. Enjoy a delicious seasonal box lunch from Rosey Cooks, local gourmet caterer. Her lunch was a big hit last year. Bring your own wine to sip in beautiful Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that are always available for purchase. Games, basket raffles and silent auction items will also be highlights of the afternoon.

Seating is limited so reserve now! Last year’s picnic sold out quickly and its return has been greatly anticipated by those who attended and those who missed out.

The fun will begin at 11 AM and continue until 3 PM. Event cost is $30/per person. For tickets, call Pam Hendricks at 707-279-0427 or visit the museum and ask the docents for tickets during museum hours, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 3 PM.

Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum, home of the Lake County Historical Society, is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville. Visit www.elystagestop.com or www.lakecountyhistory.org or check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop.