Annual P and H Elevator harvest supper draws large numbers despite rain showers

The P and H Elevator harvest supper had a big turnout of 225 people although the weather had taken a turn for the worse.

Eleven-year-old Jaydon Haustein assists visitors with rope making as part of the activities of the P and H Elevator harvest supper on Saturday

Eleven-year-old Jaydon Haustein assists visitors with rope making as part of the activities of the P and H Elevator harvest supper on Saturday

The P and H Elevator harvest supper had a big turnout of 225 people although the weather had taken a turn for the worse over the weekend with rain showers in the early evening on Saturday, Aug. 27.

“We raised about $3,000 and our expenses were approximately $2,100,” said Stan Eichhorn, president of the P & H Elevator Preservation Society. “Our harvest supper menu is always special and consisted of free range roast chicken, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, cold slaw, pie alamode and a wide variety of beverages.”

All funds raised from the event will be used for the feed shed addition.

Although supper was only in the evening, there were activities at the P and H site from the afternoon with master rope-maker Don Wudel’s eclectic collection of antique rope-making machines and a modern one, which was at work.

There was stone ground flour on sale in four different kinds fine, medium, coarse and cracked wheat and packets were on sale for $2 each.

The threshing machine ‘Little Giant’ was on display, which holds the honour of being the oldest threshing machine of the 148 threshing machines, having set a Guinness World Record at the Harvesting Hope event in Manitoba earlier this year.

“This was our last fundraising activity of the year with the next event being held in January 2017,” said Eichhorn. “We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our hard-working volunteers, all those who attended the supper and donated to the Elevator Project and our corporate sponsors for making this event possible.”