We marked the centennial of the 1919 Volstead Act, which ushered in Prohibition, by turning the Day House into a Speakeasy for the night. After the member meeting, those in attendance were treated to a brief historical talk on Prohibition.
Treasurer Bryan Burns told a few local Prohibition stories, including one about a bust in Norwood. Guest speaker Barry Nelson then treated us to a general history of distilling and home brewing through the ages.
The Society has been selling raffle tickets for one of our biggest fundraisers, “Be a Day For a Night” and Chef Cat Gustin Rau chose the winner, Joe Sheehan. Joe and 9 guests of his choice will be served a private dinner party at the Day House.
Attendees enjoyed a variety of cocktails (and mocktails) while jazz duo “Keeper” (singer Cordelia Tapping & bassist Tyler Wagner) performed.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a memorable night of fun, and a special thanks to all those who donated their time to make the night such a success.