Saturday morning at 8:00 am is when we clean the meat off the turkeys, which is easier to do if the turkeys are warm. Those of you who clean your own turkeys and then deliver them really help to speed up this process. Please remember to bring the turkey broth to make the gravy. After a short break, workers gather again at 2:30 pm to start heating everything up so it’s good and hot for serving our guests at 3:00 pm.
Then, of course, the actual event begins at 3:00 and goes to about 7:00 p.m. By the end of the supper at 7:00 p.m., the workers, (many of whom have been there since 2:30 p.m. so that everything is all set to serve at 3:00 p.m.) are ready for a rest. That’s when it’s nice to have a clean-up crew come in. The area needs to be cleaned up and Sunday School rooms put back in order and the walls put back up. The large roasters and cook pots are washed and put away until the next supper. The kitchen cleaned and floors washed and vacuumed.
There’s a lot to do to hold a dinner, but the work’s not hard when you’re having fun. And we do have a lot of fun, even if we are a bit frantic while serving our guests. It’s all part of the experience and we’d love for you to experience it, too.