Stettler’s Chase Walstrom

Harvest supper numbers exceed expectation

Volunteers had to erect additional tables and set out more chairs on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the annual fall harvest supper in Donalda as ...

Volunteers had to erect additional tables and set out more chairs on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the annual fall harvest supper in Donalda as more people than expected numbers showed up.

With a good 20-25 more people than originally anticipated, the yearly event quickly took up every open seat and corner of table set up downstairs in the Donalda Community Hall.

The supper, which featured roast beef, baked potatoes, carrots and a mix of sides and delicious desserts, is an annual tradition that organizer Beth Fulton said “has been an annual event since before anyone can remember – in other words, forever.”

The Donalda and District Agricultural Society hosts the dinner not as a fundraiser, but as a way to draw together the community and celebrate the end of the farmers’ growing season.

“It’s a great way to bring everyone together,” Fulton said. “We can celebrate our community and spend time together.”

While the event does raise money for the society, a few thousand each time, the money is a secondary consideration, Fulton said.

“This is part of what we’re here to do,” she said.

This year saw about 150 people come to enjoy the meal, a number that Fulton believed was bolstered by the Donalda Public Library’s pumpkin carving event prior to the dinner.

“It went great,” Fulton said after the event. “Everyone enjoyed the food and had a great time.”

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