We didn’t sing, but oh did we eat and drink and watch and dance! Well, maybe some of us sang a little. The Migis Lodge closing dinner 2011 has come and gone and left us all with a new spring in our step, and maybe a little sigh that another season is over.
First, we raised a glass or two. Then, on to music, and a fabulous dinner, and dancing to the Bob Charest Band. The dishes carried out the Music, Memories and Migis theme, and we watched demonstrations of dances through the decades by a pair of pros. After the first six courses, and the wine, and then dessert you might have thought we’d be a bit challenged in movement, but not at all! Dancing was just what was called for after the feast.
The Closing Dinner tradition goes back many years at Migis; we didn’t know quite how far until we looked at these archived photos from the fifties! They called it a harvest dinner, and used the evening to showcase the best efforts of the chef and his staff, as we do today. The Crocketts hosted these, and then when Gene and Grace Porta came along they continued the tradition. Guests gathered at long tables together, at one time a T shape, then expanding to a U, and all enjoyed the same dishes. Tim recalls being the entertainment in his parents’ day; he told a few jokes! Today we serve at large round tables with spectacular settings and decor.
Closing Weekend at Migis, covering the Columbus Day holiday, is a special time. Highlights include trips to the Fryeburg Fair, foliage rides around the area, boat rides here at Migis, fireworks on Saturday night, and of course Closing Dinner! Come see us in the fall some time!