The ninth annual traditional Icarian fall supper, Fête de Maїs, will be held 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 in the restored 1878 refectory at the French Icarian Village, 2349 220th Street near Corning.

The four-course meal features the Normandy and Burgundy regions of France. Entertainment will be provided by Eva Breakenridge with songs and excerpts from the play Icaria, written by Adams County native, the late Merrill Sparks. Tickets may be purchased by calling (641) 322-4717. There is limited seating.

Fête de Mas was a celebration that the Icarian families held each year on the last day of corn harvest as Marie Marchand Ross wrote in her memoire, Child of Icaria, “….after the crops were all harvested, we prepared for the usual Fête de Maїs. Many friends and neighbors came to help with the last day of corn picking. The young girls and women also joined in and the teams raced each other. Early in the afternoon, when the harvest was finished, we all cleaned up, dressed and repaired to the dining hall where a real feast was served.”

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