The Yardleyville Protective Company is hosting its 152nd annual General Meeting and Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 12. Reservations must be placed by this Wednesday for the even being held in Michael’s Restaurant, located at 935 Lincoln Highway in Morrisville.
Fully titled the “Yardleyville Protective Company for the Pursuit and Protection of Horse Thieves and Other Villians,” the organization offers a “night filled with good fun, good food, entertainment, and a chance to spend some time with old friends and make some new ones.” Attendees can partake in a selection of delicious meals and a historic tradition.
Doors open at 4:30 for cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres and the general meeting begins an hour later. According to the invitation, dinner and entertainment come next.
Though members get a slight discount, the meeting is open to everyone including first timers. The member price is $46.00, dues included, while the price for everyone else is $49.00.
Anyone planning to attend can RSVP by printing out the form to the right and making a check payable to “YPC.” Once the tear-able section is filled out, it and the check can be mailed to:
Wendy Varney Treasurer 73 Morgan Avenue Morrisville, PA 19067
Established in 1867, the Yardleyville Protective Company recovered stolen horses and other personal property for people throughout the area. In a sense, it was an early insurance company as it would pay to cover the cost in case the property was not found.
Members still participate in traditions, including the honorary “hanging.” This is not as lethal as it sounds. One person is chosen for their contributions to the community and then “hanged.”