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    David Lewis, Jr., ex-MFH, to Speak on History of the Norfolk Hunt Club and the Sport of Drag Fox Hunting

    Former Master of Fox Hounds David W. Lewis.

    Former Master of Fox Hounds David W. Lewis. Courtesy photo.

    Monday, November 3, 2014
    7:30 pm
    First Parish Universalist Church Basement

    The featured speaker at the Medfield Historical Society meeting on Monday, November 3, 2014, will be David W. Lewis, Jr., ex-Master of the Fox Hounds (MFH) (1973 – 1980) and member of the Norfolk Hunt Club. The narrated slide presentation will be held in the basement of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 North Street, Medfield beginning at 7:30 pm.

    David is editor of the definitive book on the history of Norfolk Hunt Club, “The Norfolk Hunt: One Hundred Years of Sport,” 1995. He will talk about the history of (drag) fox hunting with the Norfolk Hunt Club since its origins in 1895, interjecting entertaining stories about some of its prominent members — such as Henry Vaughn (MFH) and Miss Amelia Peabody, and notable events of the Club over the last 100 years — such as annual Farmer’s Day celebration and the traditional Thanksgiving Day hunt.

    Peak House Pantry & White Elephant Sale

    Peak House Pantry Sale goodies

    Courtesy Cheryl O’Malley.

    Saturday, November 22
    10 am – 2 pm
    Peak House

    The annual Peak House Pantry & White Elephant Sale, a town tradition for almost 45 years, is taking place Saturday, November 22. Stop by early to pick up home-baked pies, quick breads and cookies as well as a wedge of sharp Vermont cheese, and browse the white elephant tables for treasures and novelties.

    Do you have a recipe for Aunt Minnie’s to-die-for pecan pie, Grandma’s Snickerdoodles, Mom’s nut bread or a new Bon Appetit recipe you’re eager to try? If so, why not take this opportunity to bake for a good cause.

    If you have items you’d like to donate for the White Elephant Sale, they can be dropped off at the Society on Saturdays between 10 am and noon. Food items can be dropped off at the Peak House on Friday, November 21, 2014, between 3 pm and 5 pm, as can last-minute white elephant items.

    All proceeds support the ongoing maintenance of the Peak House.