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July 21st in Lovells, ‘Beaver, Beer and Banjo’
It’s time again for BBB, that’s Beaver, Beer, and Banjo a scholarship fund raising event put on by the Lovells Township Historical Society.
This trio will be “enjoyed” once again on July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Riverside Tavern, in Lovells.
How did Beaver, Beer, and Banjo come to be? According to local history, this event is a revival of a 1950s dinner that featured beaver. Pat Harwood (a Lovells’ businessman, fly tier and trapper) would save some of his winter trapped beaver, and his wife, Margie would roast the beaver and take it to Roy Scott’s Bar (now the Riverside Tavern), where everyone from town was invited for a free beaver dinner.
Over sixty years later, on July 21st, the Lovells Township Historical Society will be serving up a delicious beaver stew (sort of like beef barley), beer will flow from the taps at the Riverside Tavern in Lovells and Barry Van Guilder and his daughter, Rachel Brooke, will be making toes tap to pickings on the banjo and strumming on the guitar.
The festivities take place on the patio of the Riverside Tavern overlooking the North Branch of the Au Sable River. Lovells is located in Crawford County on County Road 612 between the towns of Frederic and Lewiston.
Donations for Beaver stew, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and sales of souvenir Beaver, Beer, and Banjo T-shirts, will raise money for the ‘Anna Biernat Scholarship’ fund for students in Lovells Township and Crawford County to attend Kirtland Community College.
Contact Glen Eberly for information … 989-348-3084
Or www.lovellsmuseum.com or Facebook