Saturday, Nov. 23 at 5p.m.—RUPERT—What happens on the Saturday before Thanksgiving? The annual Rupert Volunteer Fire Department Game Supper! On Saturday volunteers from the RVFD, Auxiliary, and dozens of additional community members, will be setting out the china plates, serving guests, filling baskets with bread, and slicing dozens of donated pies.
Serving at the Rupert Firehouse/Community Building, located on Route 315, begins at 5 p.m., but doors open early, usually 3 p.m., for ticket sales on the day of the game supper. And yes, there are people who come that early to get their seats in the first or second row of tables.
“On behalf of the Rupert Volunteer Fire Department, I hope you’ll be joining us for our 2019 Game Supper. We’ll prepare bear, venison and any other game that comes along! We did get a donation of moose, so we will have some!” Game Supper host Kelli Lewis said.
This year’s Rupert Game Supper menu is expected to include, but is not limited to, the following meats: Venison stroganoff, bear meatloaf, venison quesadillas, bear sauerbraten, venison chili and moose. Your meal will be rounded out with real mashed potatoes, Rupert Rising bread, beverage and dessert (pie choices often include lemon meringue, chocolate, apple, pumpkin and blueberry.)
The host organization, the Rupert Volunteer Fire Dept., will have a gun raffle. Additionally, Mettawee Community School 6th graders will be on hand to wait on tables for tips and to sell 50/50 raffle tickets, to benefit their spring trip to Boston. The local 4-H Club will hold a silent auction.
Tickets are adults $15, children 10 and under $7. Takeout available, please add $1 to ticket price.
For more information, call Kelli at 802-394-2491, or email [email protected] Or on the day of the supper, call the Firehouse at 802-394-7844.