Providence prepares for annual Sauerkraut Dinner and Bazaar

Once again Providence will renew an event that dates back to the early years of the city with Friday’s Sauerkraut Dinner and Bazaar. City Councilman John Russell said it is an event with a rich history. “It originated as an opportunity for those who founded Providence, of German and Swiss descent, to celebrate the harvest. They would gather together and prepare meals and the highlight was the sauerkraut that was produced. That went on for years at which point the first and second LDS wards in Providence took it on as a fundraising opportunity. That continued for years. “Then the city took it over in the early 1990s, realizing it was an event that was dying out and we all wanted to keep this wonderful event happening.” Friday evening’s events will take place at the Spring Creek Middle School including the sauerkraut dinner (5:30-7:30), craft booths and children’s games (5-8:00) “The bazaar includes lots of vendors presenting their wares and goods as well as fun and games for the kids for them to enjoy.” The city youth council is also holding a food drive, Oct. 1-Dec. 15 with all of the food going to the Cache Community Food Pantry. Russell said the Sauerkraut Dinner annually draws between 250-400 people. “What is really neat about is how many people in the community have participated in this throughout their lives and continue to return.” Advance cost for the traditional Turkey and Sauerkraut dinner is $7 through the end of Thursday at the Providence City Office. Cost for the Hot Dog and Sauerkraut Meal is $3 in advance. The two dinners at the door the night of the event are $9 and $5.

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