Niagara Branch Annual Meeting

The Niagara Branch of the Holland Society held its annual dinner meeting Wednesday September 20, 2017, at the Saturn Club in Buffalo, New York.

President Andrew Terhune joined us again as he did last year.  His informative comments enabled us to get an update on all the recent activities in place and planned for the Holland Society of New York.

Our keynote speaker David Bissonette presented an insider’s view of the iconic Buffalo General Mills facility that makes Gold Medal flour and a number of cereal products including the well known Cheerios brand.

This plant is 110 years old, has been making cereal since 1941 and is located on land originally purchased from the Holland Land Company in the early 1800’s.

Members, relatives and friends attending included: Glen Van Buskirk, David, Molly and Adrian Quackenbush, Walter, Connie and Ted Constantine, Thomas Schoefield, Jeanne Spampata, Joseph and Grace Costantini, Ted Vandeusen, John and Rebecca Montague, Jad and Shelly Cordes, Richard Braen, Ditte Dehas, John Nitterauer,  Tom and Rose Bailey, and Alex and Danielle Keogan.

–David Quackenbush