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Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society Presents 5th Annual "Dine Around The Village Table" Fundraiser Jan. 11th

   Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society kicks off its fifth annual “Dine Around The Village Table” series of dinner or cocktail party fundraisers on Saturday, January 11, with a “Musical Chairs” progressive dinner exploring nearby DollyBrook Family Resort.  

     This event is open to the community but seating is limited so early reservations are recommended.

     DollyBrook, a 2011 Heritage Preservation Award winner, is opening all nine of its unique rental cottages for this event.  Doors will open at 3pm.  

     Diners will enjoy drinks and a six-course meal in small-plate fashion as they stroll from cottage to cottage, each one differently designed and decorated featuring artifacts from local antique shops.

     Each cottage will be hosted by and provisioned with culinary specialties of different S/DHS members: Kathy and John Mooradian; Sharon Kelly with Ken Carls; Janie and Jim Flemming; Marsha and Loren Kontio; Renee Zita and Ed Ryan; Steve Mottram and Jon Helmrich; Bill Underdown and David Geen; Judi and Howard Vanderbeck; Sharon and Robyn Bauer. 

     DollyBrook owners Kim and Jim Keag will be on hand to answer questions about their resort, which traces its roots back to a turkey farm and holiday gift business started in 1939.  

     Now a continually growing “work in progress”, its recently built cottages are nestled in 40 acres of woodland countryside in Ganges, less than 10 minutes drive from Saugatuck and Douglas, on 66th Street just south of 121st Ave.  

     For more about DollyBrook cottages, grounds and history, visit

With all food and beverages donated by the S/DHS hosts, this event’s guest charge of $75 per person will fully support the Historical Society’s volunteer-based programs and activities including exhibitions at its Pump House Museum in Saugatuck, Old School House History Center and “Back-In-Time Garden Pathway” in Douglas. 

For reservations, phone (269) 857-5751 or e-mail  

The Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization with membership open to all and a mission “to provide leadership in enabling the community to connect with and understand its past, to preserve the quality of community life and to use the area’s history to shape its future.”   For more information about the Society, its Old School House History Center, and Pump House Museum, visit 

Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society Presents 5th Annual “Dine Around The Village Table” Fundraiser Jan. 11th

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