A Meal Fit for a Queen
When her parents first took her to the Lake White Club a few years ago, Lauren Elizabeth "Beth" Anglemyer, the 2011 Jingle Bell Queen of Pike County, did not know that the 75-year-old lodge would become her favorite local restaurant. “It’s really well known for their fried chicken and onion rings,” the senior at Waverly High School said. “They taste juicier than at other places. And you can’t ignore their pumpkin pie and ice cream for desserts.”
The restaurant’s delicious tastes have remained the same since the log cabin kitchen welcomed its first visitor in 1936, a year after the Workers Progress Administration created the lake. Named after Governor White in 1938, Lake White became a scenic spot for many Waverly citizens. It was also a locker of Beth’s good memory about her family. They often go to the Club on her mom’s birthdays because the Cincinnati-born Mrs. Anglemyer loves the home-cooked mushroom gravy. Beth’s grandmother also sometimes asked her to bring home the “awesome” Fettuccine Alfredo pasta.
“I enjoy being there no matter the season,” Beth shared.“However, the fall is the best time for sitting outside and enjoying the colorful change of trees and leaves. Far away, you can see the beautiful hills surrounding the lake, the water is murky but pretty, and all the houses near the lake are painted white with red roofs. It looks very pretty.”
Among the best representatives for the local community, Beth has a busy schedule these days. She’s involved in many community projects such as feed the hungry and literacy projects. On November 19, she will also be the co-host of a traditional luncheon, a featured event of Jingle Bell Weekend to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season.
To find out more about Pike County's Jingle Bell Weekend click the link to head to the event's website.
Photos Taken by Lori Anglemyer