As Avoca prepares for its 150th anniversary, the sesquicentennial committee is preparing a unique cookbook. The members hope the book will not only include more than a century’s worth of recipes of famed family meals and old-world baked goods, but also a nice mix of favorite cocktail concoctions.

Recipes can be emailed to or mailed or dropped off at the Avoca Municipal Building, 952 Main St., during normal business hours. Please be sure to include the chef’s name when submitting your items. And remember, the success of this project depends on all of us. The sesquicentennial committee can only produce this book if they receive enough recipes.

All proceeds will be used to benefit the sesquicentennial celebration set for May 2021.