Monthly Archives: April 2010
The Kings Orange Ranger’s living History Group is coming to Restigouche!
The Cobb Rangers (the French & Indian War also known as the Seven years war ) Branch of the Kings Orange Rangers are Coming for the 1760 celebrations this July. The Cobb’s rangers are going to be setting up in the Reenactment camp which will be down by the water front next to the warf’.
They will be living in a tent city, sleeping on straw and wool blankets. cooking on campfires period food! There will be military drill and musket firing.
8 hard cooked eggs, peeled (room temperature)
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 lbs. bulk pork sausage
1 c. dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. ground sage
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
6 to 8 c. peanut oil for deep frying
Coat each hard cooked egg with flour. Divide the sausage into 8 equal parts. Make a patty out of each bit of sausage and use it to coat each egg completely. Mix the bread crumbs, sage, and salt. Dip the sausage coated eggs into the beaten eggs; roll in bread crumb mixture. Heat the oil to 375 degrees for deep frying. Deep fry the eggs, 4 at a time, 7 minutes minimum. Drain. Serve hot or cold.
The Caledonian Society of Restigouche recognized Tartan Day three days early on Saturday, April 3rd. A crowd of over 70 gathered on the beautifully sunny spring morning as Society President, James Thompson, and Tide Head Mayor, Randy Hunter, raised the Scottish Flag at the Tide Head Fire Hall and Community Center. Local piper Archie Babcock played Scotland the Brave and other traditional tunes.
Tartan Day, which is held April 6, is a celebration of Scottish heritage. Over two hundred years ago upon this day the law forbidding Scots to wear tartan was repealed. Danny Taylor, president of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association and guest speaker, explained that although Tartan Day is recognized in all Canadian provinces, and in other nations around the world, Ottawa still does not recognize it. Scottish organizations across Canada are presently lobbying the federal government to change this.
A fund-raising Tea and Bake Sale followed the flag raising ceremony. Money is being raised to allow the Caledonian Society of Restgouche to participate in this summer’s Restigouche 1760 celebratory events. Entertainment was provided by several Highland Dancers under the direction of Luann Mann. Mr. Thompson woud like to thank his executive and society members for their hard work and support to make this event a success.
The Caledonian Society of Restigouche was started in 1898 to help scottish settlers who chose Restigouche as there new home. They Became incorperated on December 19th 1935.