109 Good Years for Burtrum Bean Bake
Like clock work, the Burtrum Bean Bake celebrated its 109th birthday. Starting weeks before  volunteers make the preparations for the annual event on the  first Saturday in October. A couple days before the Bean Bake, the bean pit is opened, filled with maple firewood and burned down to coals. On the Friday before, the beans and all the fixin's are put in the two large pots, lowered into the pit, brought to a boil and then covered for 24 hours to bake. The bean bake is officially underway on Saturday with uncovering of the beans and bringing them into the Burtrum Community Center. In 2005, 409 people enjoyed the feast. The proceeds of the Bean Bake go to the upkeep of Moses Dane Cemetery