Chef Doris and sous-chef Peggy did an amazing job once again with their renown pasta sauces -- one with meat, the other vegan -- to accompany the delicious pasta. And of course, you can't really have pasta and sauce without caesar salad and garlic bread, both of which came with the more than ample servings of pasta and sauce of choice.
Home-made rhubarb crisp with either vanilla or chocolate ice-cream topped off the main course. Marylou baked the rhubarb crisp during church on Sunday. She forewarned parishioners that there would be a wonderful aroma in the parish hall after church and admonished them not to touch. Everyone there knew the dessert for the community supper would be amazing. (By the way, Marylou didn't miss church.)
There was a steady flow of customers at the dessert table as Jim and Don doled out the delicious desserts. One young fellow with a wide smile said that his grandmother made him go up for another dessert. Jim and Don didn't buy the story but, as they chuckled, they made sure the lad did honour his grandmother's 'instructions'.
Marion, Olive and Pat applied their artistic talents to decorating the parish hall both at the entry way and throughout the hall to add a touch of Italia to the ambiance.
Thank you to Canon Jack and Mary for the warm greetings they extended to welcome folks at the doorway to the parish hall. Thank you to Tom for his astute marketing of tickets on the draw for two baskets of Italian specialties. Thanks also to Eunice for all her work in organizing and coordinating everything.
And our most sincere thanks to our community and parish volunteers who set up the hall, did all the earlier preparations for the meal and cooked and served the meal. It was delicious, as many, many of the supper guests remarked.
Thank you especially for the generous support by all for the Outreach and Ministry of St Matthew - St Aidan
Blessings to you.