COLUMBUS – Ninety-one years ago in the township of Columbus, through the dissolving of the memberships of the Congregational Church and the Universalist Church, the Columbus Community Church came into existence. Soon after the church was organized, the ladies of the parish formed the Columbus Ladies Aid. Their first fund raising effort was a Harvest Dinner, and ninety-one years later this annual fund raiser continues in the hamlet.
Members and supporters of the Good Neighbors are busily engaged in preparing for the annual Harvest Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 4. Main fare is roast beef and there are two serving times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner is served in The Whitney House, 4311 State Hwy 80, Town of Columbus. The former Community House was renovated in 1990, and named in honor of the late Ted and Mercian Whitney who were great benefactors of the renovation project. Admission continues to be by free will donation as was established in 1921. Take out dinners will be available at a flat rate of $8 per dinner.