If you've never been to the Creche Luncheon at the Geneva History Center, put it on your bucket list, because it is fun, it's the perfect celebration of the season and it benefits a good cause.
The Crèche Luncheon took place Thursday, Dec. 13, and has an encore at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 12:45 p.m. at the History Center, 113 South Third St. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will be used to conserve figures displayed in the crèche nativity scene.
Students from Geneva High School culinary classes serve a gormet meal, complete with wine, coffee and dessert. An odd group of local "celebrity" males serve the food, and there is no better celebration of Geneva history.
Also part of the luncheon are tables decorated by members of the community. Each of the eight tables has a different decorators and a different theme.
As always, the luncheons are a fund-raiser for the center, and its efforts to restore the creche, displayed as early as 1930 at the Little Traveler. The creche features more than 40 hand-crafted figures, including the Holy Family, angels, shepherds and villagers, displayed in a 17th century French Provincial corner bed.
Want to know about the creche? Visit the History Center's newly redesigned website, www.genevahistorycenter.org, and click on the “Geneva History Minute,” at the bottom left of the front page.