October 18 to 20, 2012
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 fall Supper is usually our best dinner fundraiser and is easy to promote. Why? Because people love to eat – especially good food!! And we’ve been complimented again and again about how really good it is!
As always, we need people to cook the turkeys. Allen Dennis is the person to see if you can volunteer your time for this important item (what’s a Turkey Supper without turkey, right?) The turkeys arrive either at your home or at the church (depending on how you arrange it with Allen).
On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., walls are taken down and tables are set up. Then there is the cleaning and cutting up of the vegetables for the pickled cabbage.
Early Friday morning about 8:00 a.m. we start making the pickled cabbage and stuffing. Some foods just taste so much better if you let the flavors chill and mix.
Saturday morning at 8:00 am is when we clean the meat off the turkeys, which is easier to do if the turkeys are warm. Please remember to bring the turkey broth to make the gravy. 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. By the end of the supper at 7:00 p.m., the workers, (many of whom have been there since 2:30 p.m. heating up the turkey, making gravy, making sure the vegetables and stuffing are hot so that everything is all set to serve at 3:00 p.m.) are ready for a rest. That’s when it’s nice to have a clean-up crew come in. The tables all have to be cleaned off, tablecloths and chairs wiped down, Sunday School rooms put back into order and the walls put back up. The large roasters and cook pots are washed and put away until the next supper. The kitchen cleaned and floors washed and vacuumed.
There’s a lot to do to hold a supper, but the work’s not hard when you’re having fun. And we do have a lot of fun, even if we are a bit frantic while serving our guests. It’s all part of the experience and we’d love for you to experience it, too.