Parkbeg community rallies for fowl supper
It had rained a little and the door on the Parkbeg Hall jammed.
“It’s been like that ever since I can remember,” said Carl Winkler, a former resident returning for the annual fowl supper.
The Parkbeg fowl supper, celebrating thanks for another harvest, has been around for as long as people can remember.
At last year’s supper some organizers indicated that might be the last supper because they were too short of volunteers. However, the community pulled together, again recruiting some former residents to help with the 2018 supper.
While the organizers made last minute preparations, guests visited upstairs. The visiting continued as guests waited for the second and third sittings.
One guest remarked that the chance to visit is one reason for coming to the supper.
For guests who find the basement stairs too steep, organizers had some tables set up upstairs.
When the supper was over Vivian Barber, of one the organizers, talked about next year’s fowl supper. “You’re going to have one?” asked someone.
“I’m pretty sure,” replied Barber.
For diners who missed the Parkbeg supper, there are still many options to satisfy the craving for turkey, homemade pies and lots of social visiting.
Some of the coming suppers include: Moose Jaw Eagles Club, Oct. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.; Trinity United Church in Moose Jaw, Oct. 21 with sittings at 5 and 6 p.m.; Rowletta, Oct. 21 at the Civic Centre from 4 to 7 p.m.; Central Butte, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.; and Mortlach, Nov. 4 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net