WOW! Our February Burger of the Month results for Lacombe are in!

SAY WHAT?!  TWO Cilantro and Chive locations, TWO Burger’s of the Month, TWICE the GIVING!!  That’s exactly what happened in February as we introduced Guest Chef’s and Burgers exclusive to each location, one for Lacombe, one for Red Deer.

Lacombe City Councillor Cora Hoekstra helped create “The Spicy Yorkshire” for our Lacombe location.  It included a grilled Alberta beef patty on toasted Yorkshire pudding buns, horseradish cream cheese spread, house jalapeno jam, mixed greens, beefsteak tomatoes, pickled red onions and sliced pickles garnished with cajun onion rings!  $2 from every Lacombe Burger of the Month sold will go directly to Cora’s charity of choice, the Lacombe & District Historical Society.

It’s no secret Lacombe is home to some of the most beautiful buildings and just has character, because of our history.  Cora was keen to support an organization that highlights that history and reminds us of the people who came before us, who thought this area was worth settling down in and investing in.  She says “We need the Society to keep drawing our attention to the value of our buildings and ancestors, to appreciate how far we have come.  I wanted to support an organization that is not always noticed”.

2021 marks the 50th Anniversary for the Lacombe and District Historical Society who operates the Michener House Museum and Archives and the Blacksmith Shop Museum.  Provincial funding sources have been reduced and the pandemic have had an impact on the non-profit community organization with museums closed, community festivals, fundraising events, exhibit galas, and school tours all cancelled.  The Society uses donations for programming and exhibits.  They are currently working to preserve their extensive photography and negative collections, a BIG endeavor with thousands of negatives and prints in their care.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Cora helped us hand over $1062 to the Lacombe and District Historical Society today (Friday, March 5th).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $70,000 to local charities over the past 49 months!  THANK-YOU!

The March Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Loaded Potato Skin Burger”, created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Al Scholing of Scholing’s Produce.  It’s an Alberta beef patty, two Scholing’s baked potato “buns”, with shredded cheddar, pepper bacon, green onion, sour cream, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes, sliced onion and pickles.  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Al’s charity of choice the Team Jigger Foundation.

 

For more information contact:

 

Melissa Blunden

Executive Director/Curator

Lacombe and District Historical Society

403.782.3933

lacombemuseum@gmail.com

Cora Hoekstra

Feb LA BOTM Guest Chef

Lacombe City Councillor

403.877.0891

CHoekstra@lacombe.ca

 

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

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