Front Street Community Wood-Fired Oven Fundraising Event: Pizza & Jazz!

Front Street Community Wood-Fired Oven Fundraising Event: Pizza & Jazz!
By Adam Barnett

There is excitement in the air about a new project underway to build a wood-fired community oven in the Robie Tufts Nature Park in downtown Wolfville. The idea has been in the works since November 2017, with efforts going into getting support from the community and working through the process of getting the project approved by the Town of Wolfville. The community oven was officially supported by council last summer, and the planning has been gaining momentum ever since. The oven and its surrounding structure will begin construction in the spring, as soon as the ground thaws.

In the meantime, the team behind the project is putting together a fundraiser to take place on January 20 from 5-9pm at the Noodle Guy in Port Williams. This is a chance to bring people together and share in a meal, do some dancing and get excited about the project. It will also be a chance for people to share their feedback about how the oven might be used in the community over the coming years.

The event will include topping your pizza with gourmet toppings provided by amazing artisanal producers and Ross the Noodle Guy. There will be gourmet appetizers, local beverages, and jazzy, danceable tunes by Mark Riley and the High Tide Shuffle. It’s going to be a fun evening of getting together and sharing in food and music.

The cost for the evening is $50/person or $90 for 2 tickets. All the money raised from the event will go into the funds for the Front Street Community Wood-Fired Oven. If you are unable to make it to the event, but want to contribute to the project, we would truly appreciate your support. Visit wolfvilleoven.com to learn more about the project, to buy tickets, or to donate money through our Go Fund Me campaign. If you donate $100 or more, you will get your name on the building to say thanks for your support.

We are also starting to compile a list of volunteers to help with the project. If you have any interest in helping in the planning or building of the project, or in volunteering to host the oven when it is up and running, please sign up through our website (wolfvilleoven.com). This is where you can also sign up to get our newsletter.

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please contact us at hello@wolfvilleoven.com.