April 19 to 21, 2012
Please promote this dinner as much as possible since it is one of our biggest fundraisers. Posters are on the table in the Narthex. Please take a couple and pin them up around our community.
Please remember that it is not necessary to be at the supper “forever”. If everyone takes a turn, we can all help each other and feel good about volunteering to support our church. Sign-up sheets are on the tables in the Narthex and next to the Fellowship Hall Door.
Don Eroh is looking for people to sell tickets. He has plenty for everyone, so get them and sell, sell, sell. The Turkey Supper is one of our best fundraisers and is easy to promote. Why? Because people love to eat – especially good food!!
Don is also the person to see if you can volunteer your time to cook a turkey (what’s a Turkey Supper without turkey, right?) Please save the broth for gravy. The turkeys arrive either at your home or at the church (depending on how you arrange it with Don) on Thursday morning.
On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., tables are set up. Then there is the cleaning and cutting up of the vegetables for the pickled cabbage and “eyeing” and cutting up of the potatoes for the stuffing.
Early Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. we start making the pickled cabbage and stuffing. (Some foods are just better when their flavors can mingle – just watch the cooking shows, you’ll see.)
Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. we start cleaning the meat off the turkeys, which is easier if the turkeys are warm. Those of you who clean your own turkeys and then deliver them really help to speed up this process. Then, of course, the actual event begins at 3:00 and goes to about 7:00 p.m. We can always use lots of hands for serving food, working in the kitchen, busing tables, and waiting on tables. Many of the workers will be there from 2:30 p.m. making potatoes and gravy, and heating up the turkey, vegetables and stuffing so that everything is ready for 3:00 p.m. By 7 pm it’s nice to have a clean-up crew come in. The tables need to be cleared, tablecloths and chairs wiped down, Sunday School rooms put back into order and the walls put back up. The roasters and pots are washed and put away until the next supper. The kitchen cleaned and floors washed and vacuumed.
As you can see, there is a lot of work involved in having a supper, but it is a lot of fun and fellowship, too. So join in – wherever!