Alexander Caverns to be explored at Fall Dinner October 25 at Walker Grange

Local historian Forest K. Fisher will discuss the cavern at the Juniata County Historical Society annual fall dinner, to be held Oct. 25 at the Walker Grange in Mexico. Fisher is the author of Alexander Caverns: Mifflin County’s Once Spectacular Show Cave, published by the Mifflin County Historical Society.

A Mifflin County Historical Society board member since 1995-96, Fisher took the position as newsletter editor and continues that post. He is also immediate past president, having served two terms and is currently vice president.

Fisher and his wife, Dot, live in Fisher’s family home, Raven Roost, along Honey Creek, Reedsville, “just over the hill” from Alexander Caverns.

The dinner menu is roast chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, succotash, baked apples and angel food cake with topping. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with a short business meeting before the speaker.

There will be a 50/50 drawing. The first drawn will be for the proceeds, the second drawn will be a print by the late George Losch, “Evening at the Station.”

Tickets are $20 and are available at the JCHS Archives from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. any Tuesday, or from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays. Call 717-436-5152 to reserve your tickets, and send a check to the Juniata County Historical Society, 498 Jefferson Street, Suite B., Mifflintown, PA 17059, with a stamped return envelope to have tickets mailed. Ticket deadline is Oct. 17.

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