KI Rotary debuts unique cookbook
STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Island Rotary Club, founded in January, has wasted no time organizing and making efforts to fundraise to get the service organization on its feet. One of the first fundraisers for the group was ready this past May, with the printing of the “Kent Island Tales & Tastes” book, a combined Kent Island history and cookbook. Book sales were scheduled to begin at the annual Kent Island Day celebration, but the event was canceled due to rain. Since then the book has silently been placed in surrounding communities for sale.
The book is 83 pages, packed with incredible facts about Kent Island from its founding as a British colony up through the building of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the early 1950s, and the major impact the bridge had on the culture of the Island. There are also several unique forms of art, including a map of Kent Island never used for universal publication before, listing 72 different places of interest provided by the Kent Island Heritage Society, as well as a small map for a walking tour of historic Stevensville with 23 locations of importance.
A sampling of recipes includes Dirty Chicken, Applesauce Cake, Creamy Crab Chowder, Breakfast Enchiladas, Best Fried Oysters in the World, Crabmeat Burgers, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Corn Pudding and recipes from the former Holly’s Restaurant, to mention just a few.
Numerous tales of Kent Island include early history, a KI pop quiz, a stor y about Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department saving a dog stuck on ice, a chicken necker’s tale, KI trivia and more.
If you’re looking for a great, and inexpensive gift to give for the upcoming holiday season, this book could be the gem. It costs $10, which includes tax. The book can be mailed out, up to three copies, for an additional $5 if mailed to the same address.
Copies of the book are at numerous local businesses, including Love Point Deli and Charlie & Shirley’s New Old Barbershop, both in Stevensville.
KI Rotary is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and the proceeds from the book will be going directly back into the community to help with ser vice projects, especially veterans groups. The Rotary Four-Way Test, judging all issues of importance: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build good will and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
For more information, contact member KI Rotary Martha Lostrom, who organized and had the book published, via email at email@example.com.
Kent Island Rotary Club members Martha Lostrom and club President Brad Lundberg with the group’s “Tales and Tastes” book, which is on sale around the area.