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NEWS RELEASE              For release Jan. 18, 2008

Heritage Dinner features roast beef
for Southampton's 150th anniversary

Southampton, Ont., Jan. 18, 2008 -- A roast beef dinner, musical entertainment, prizes and draws will make for an exciting evening at the Curling Club in Southampton on Saturday, Feb. 16. Social hour starts at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30.

Tickets ($25 per person) are available at Bayberry's, Escape Ladies' Wear, Hills Insurance and Vincent Jewellers. It's a licensed event.

This year the annual Heritage Dinner is also a Southampton 150th Anniversary fundraiser ... just one of the events marking 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village, on July 24, 1858.

The roast beef dinner will be prepared by Mary Ellen Harrigan of Harrigan's Red & White, helped by a host of volunteers armed with vegetable peelers. A birthday cake is not forgotten, and it will have to be enormous if it is to hold 150 candles.

Plan on a fun evening including music by Marian Ramsdale, door prizes and a 50/50 draw. Door prizes include souvenir 150th anniversary T-shirts and caps donated by Logan's on High Street.

The Heritage Roast Beef Dinner is a great opportunity to pick up 2008 souvenirs -- 150th anniversary buttons, Southampton flags, and Southampton, Then and Now calendars. Plus you'll have a chance to get raffle tickets for the Rotary Club's 150th Anniversary Quilt -- they're $2 each, 3 for $5 or 10 for $10.

150th Anniversary events are listed at

For more information, contact Shirley Irwin, 797-5610, or visit Southampton's 150th Anniversary,

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  For all news releases, see

  For a complete list of 150th anniversary events, pick up the Events Flyer at the Chamber of Commerce and at various locations around Southampton, or see

 2008 marks 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858. For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see

 See the summary of 150 years of Southampton history (1816 to 1993) at

  The Southampton, Then and Now calendar is available at selected locations, listed at Proceeds support the 150th anniversary celebrations.


The Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee is a sub-committee of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. As a steering committee, it works closely with local groups and organizations, which also run their own 150th anniversary events along with their regular programming.

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