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Guest speaker will discuss Jell-O

The Geneva Historical Society’s annual dinner and meeting will be Monday, June 11 at the Belhurst on Route 14, south of Geneva.

Lynn Belluscio, director of the LeRoy Historical Society, will speak on “There’s Always Room For Jell-O.” The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m., and a short business meeting will highlight last year’s activities, elect officers and trustees, and recognize the Volunteer of the Year.

Jell-O, known as America’s most famous dessert, had its beginning 1897 in the Western New York town of LeRoy. The story of Jell-O traces American culture through the past century. Popularized by shrewd marketing and sensational advertising, the 10-cent box democratized an elitist food.

In 1997, the LeRoy Historical Society opened the Jell-O Gallery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Red Letter Dessert. Since that time, the museum has welcomed over 75,000 visitors.

The dinner is open to the public and reservations are required; tickets are $28 per person and meal choices are roast pork loin, broiled salmon, chicken parmesan, or penne pasta. For details, call the museum office at (315) 789-5151 by Tuesday, June 5.