The Bellechester Community Center Association again hosted two suppers in an effort to raise funds for upkeep and maintenance of their building. Dubbed “Deer Hunters’ Suppers”, the fund-raisers were held at the beginning of each season opener, November 4th and 18th, and were well attended.
The all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving style meal consisted of turkey, ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy. The post-Covid surge in attendance in 2021 continued in 2022 and although the committee felt they had ordered enough food, they did run short of turkey due to the available supply of turkeys being lightweight. They also ran out of to-go containers as that option remains extremely popular. 65 Amish-made pies capped off the meals. Any food remaining is donated to Our Savior’s Church in Zumbrota to feed those in need.
It takes many volunteers to prepare and serve the delicious food. It also takes a great deal of money to keep the building in top shape. The Community Center originally opened as a dance hall in 1907. It has had a few different owners and served many purposes over the years. The association says they are starting to see wedding receptions and dances return as the cost of other venues is rising. For more information or to reserve the hall, call 651-923-4416.
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