Activities took place throughout the day, Thanksgiving Monday as the Grist Mill hosted Apple Day.
Starting with a pancake breakfast, a steady flow of visitors were entertained by the Cawston Players and Mat Duffus during an afternoon that included an apple race on Keremeos Creek. The apple pie baking contest saw 15 entrees this year, the first prize of $80 going to Phylis Klassen.
The Grist Mill and Gardens is closed this week for a well-deserved rest after a busy summer season, but will be reopening on a limited basis starting Sunday, October 19 for the first Sunday brunch of the season. Brunches will run every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations required for groups of four or more and strongly encouraged for groups of all sizes. After that, our Tea Room (and gift shop) will continue to be open for lunch 11a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Also, the annual Heritage Harvest Dinner will be happening on Friday, October 24. This special dinner is inspired by the hearty and wholesome meals that Barrington Price (the founder of the mill in 1877) and other early settlers and visitors to the Similkameen would have enjoyed. Tickets are $50 each and are available at the front desk of the Grist Mill Visitor’s Centre or through www.oldgristmill.ca. Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets soon; also note that there will be no tickets available at the door. Doors at 5 p.m. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.