This past spring, people came from miles around to the small town of Denio, to enjoy the Basque culture. The Jackson Mountain Homemakers hosted their 5th Annual Basque Dinner with an authentic Basque dinner, and Basque dancing by the Winnemucca Irrintzi Dancers. The home cooked meal consisted of lamb stew, chorizo, beans, potatoes, salad, bread, wine, flan, and other authentic Basque desserts.
After the meal the dancers performed many traditional dancers, and as a finale they included members from the audience.
During the dinner and dance, a silent auction was held, with many items donated by local businesses. Various members of the Homemakers group bake traditional Sheepherders bread, and the auctioning of the loaves of bread has become quite an exciting end to the evening.
The Jackson Mountain Homemakers is a non-profit organization of women in the Denio area that focuses on helping children’s programs, local schools, and those in need. The success of the Basque Dinner is amazing, and the members are thankful that they can help so many others with the proceeds
The Jackson Mountain Homemakers would like to thank all those who helped, donated, and attended the event this year.