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~John Lennon


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Community Supper

One of the first things I heard about when I moved to this town was the community supper. The Chamber of Commerce puts on a good feed once a year. Free to all in the area. My friends called me last night and said they were coming to get me for the supper.

One of the reasons I didn't go in the past was that the main dish was pancakes which I am sure are not gluten free, so why should I go to eat when I can't eat what they have. But one of my friends is also gluten free so she said she had made some biscuits for us so let's go and enjoy.

The auditorium was full of people when we arrived and the line moved quickly. They obviously had this thing down pat. Very organized. When we got near the food line I saw the largest griddle with a few men around it with spatulas in hand watching and turning the large pancakes, the size of a plate! Then there were roasters full of cooked sausages. My friend and I each were served sausages, three each, and moved down to water and juice. Coffee was delivered to the tables. The four of us met up with several other friends and joked and laughed and ate. I put syrup on my biscuits and enjoyed the evening.

One of the best parts about the affair was the band. The Community Band. I had not been to an event where they played, and was surprised at the number in the band. The stage was jam packed with all the people and their instruments. They played Christmas music and we were singing along and some of the Chamber helpers came over and sang with us. What fun! Another event I want to attend next year and the next and well, you get it.

10 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

This sounds like a wonderful holiday event. I'm glad you decided to go, Happy Thanksgiving.

Ms. A said...

Sounds like you had a good time... and a thoughtful (gluten-free) friend, that thought of the perfect was for the two of you to still be involved in the supper!

Happy Thanksgiving, Cici!

Manju Modiyani said...

Hey Cici! Sounds like you had a great time :)

I wish you put up some pictures too. This is something that doesn't happen in India :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles...that sound like a lot of fun...i like it when the community comes together like that...my son loves pancakes....

DJan said...

How wonderful! And you not only had a good gluten free meal, you had a whole lotta fun! It leaked through the screen here. :-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi CiCi, Your small town sounds a lot like the small town I grew up in-- Love the Community Supper idea (and calling it "supper" too instead of "dinner" is what my family still calls it-- that made me smile). It's nice when a community gathers, mingles and catches up with one another, especially this time of the year.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving my friend.

xoxo jj

Adam said...

have a great thanksgiving

Hilary said...

Oh good for your friend for enticing you along with biscuits! It sounds like a lot of fun.

I wish you and yours a very wonderful Thanksgiving, CiCi.

Abby said...

Sounds like a great time, really lives up to the "community" name!

terri said...

Oh, that sounds like such fun! It's great that you appreciate your community and get involved on both the giving and receiving end of things.