It’s only a week away! Exactly seven days from tonight, I will be revisiting an annual event that was a highlight of life at the Manse when I was growing up here, but that I have not attended for – well, come to think of it, it has been exactly 40 years. Wow!
It is, of course, the Queensborough Turkey Supper at St. Andrew’s United Church. And here’s the really great part: you can come too! And you should! Because a better turkey dinner, with mashed potatoes and gravy and all the trimmings and a vast selection of homemade pies for dessert, is not to be had anywhere.
I’ve reminisced before, many times (but notably here) about the fall Turkey Suppers and the spring Ham Suppers at St. Andrew’s, so I won’t go on here. You can go back and read that post from 2012 if you like (and if you’re in the mood for Queensborough nostalgia), and I warmly encourage you to do so.
But all you really need to know for this year’s event – which of course will be the one that you are attending – is that it takes place Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at St. Andrew’s, 812 Bosley Rd. in Queensborough. (Just up the hill from the Manse.) The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Raymond and I are on duty for cooking one of the turkeys and peeling 20 pounds of potatoes, so we may well have a hand in the great food you’ll be eating. And we’ll also be helping with serving: clearing plates and refilling bowls and pouring coffee and tea. It is a fun and bustling night, a time when all of Queensborough and people from far beyond gather once again at warm and historic St. Andrew’s to exchange news, share stories, and have a great meal. (With all proceeds going to the ongoing good work of our church.)
I fully expect to see you there, and I look forward to that. Hey, don’t disappoint me!