Fishtown Comfort & Joy Party raising money for Fishtown this Sunday!
Sunday, October 29 from 1-3 pm
The Fishtown Preservation Society invites you make a toast to joy, in all its forms, with bites and tastes of great food and drink at the Fishtown Comfort & Joy Party this Sunday, October 29 from 1-3pm. All are welcome, rain or shine, with a suggested donation of $10.
Joy Lang Anderson, whom the commercial fishing tug Joy is named after, approached Fishtown Preservation with the idea of having a pasty party to help preserve Fishtown, a place dear to her heart. Joy enthusiastically offered to make 150 pasties for the event, launching a celebration for friends and family and all who love Fishtown.
By coincidence, Fishtown Preservation has been working with Larry Mawby of L Mawby Vineyards to develop a label called “JOY” for a special sparkling wine with proceeds also helping to preserve Fishtown. Pairing these two Joys was inevitably a great idea – and definitely cause to party especially when you add in the delicious fish chowder from the The Bluebird in Leland and all of these great extras!
Pasties made by Joy Lang Anderson
Sparkling JOY wine from L. Mawby
Fish Chowder from the Bluebird
Chips from The Leland Mercantile
Coffee from Blue Boat Coffee
Smoked fish from Carlson’s Fishery
Apples from Bardenhagen Farms
Join the camaraderie in Fishtown this Sunday and help to preserve this iconic Leelanau place. Joy Lang Anderson will be serving her delicious pasties, the tug boat Joy will be sitting dockside, and they’ll be giving tastes of “JOY” – the sparkling wine developed to help preserve Fishtown – available locally… just in time for the holiday season.
Fishtown Preservation is currently raising money to:
solve drainage issues resulting from road run-off
address accessibility issues throughout Fishtown
deal with retaining rock wall structural issues
stabilize and repair docks on both sides of river
work to repair shanties
rehabilitate the fishery
develop top to bottom preservation strategy for the Morris shanty (one story with green roof on the south side of river that the Janice Sue is parked in front of now) which had otters living in it and was sliding into the river. This shanty has been used exclusively for commercial fishing since 1905.
fix foundation issues on three structures
and so much more!
With the dramatic weather we’ve had the last couple days, in an already very wet and high water season, not everyone realizes the impact weather like this has on Fishtown’s structures and landscape. Preserving Fishtown is a forever project!