This all-you-can eat sumptuous buffet is crowned with a dessert of genuine jackwax. Serving begins at 4 p.m. and lasts until all are served.$10 adults, $5 for kids 6-11. free for those 5 and under. During the day of the event, call town hall kitchen, 518-623-4050. Join the fun as area musicians perform lively music. Jackwax parties have been held by North Country folks forever, and this confection, it has been said, probably originated with the Native Americans.
A Thurman diary written in the 1930s tells of the jackwax party held at Athol Methodist Church, which once stood between town hall and the Harris House. It raised funds for the church back then, but one year the call went out to raise money with a Jack Wax party to help the family of a young local boy stricken by leukemia. The next year, the church had closed and the young boy's life had been lost. Organizers decided to carry on the tradition of hosting the meal as a fundraiser to help those with this disease, and that year - and every year since, the dinner has raised money for the American Cancer Society. 2016 marks the 57th year that the dinner has been held for this purpose.
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