by Michael Joel-Hansen
The Maple Creek Multiple 4-H Club’s annual pancake supper, held Sunday Feb. 25 was a successful one for the organization.
“We had to go to the grocery to store to get more food,” said Kathryn Bohnet, who took the lead in helping to organize the fundraiser for the club.
Bohnet said they were happy with the overall turnout of the event, which ran from 5-7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. The healthy turnout meant kids who make up the membership of the club were kept busy making sure everyone who came out got fed.
“Most of the kids worked the whole time,” Bohnet said.
Along with feeding those who came out to the Legion Hall for the supper, Maple Creek Multiple 4-H also made sure to take some meals to residents at Sunglow Court and Southview Manor. The club felt it was a good idea to deliver food to people in those buildings as the icy sidewalks and streets would make it harder for them to get to the supper — including those delivered to people at the senior residents.
Supper organizers estimated they served at least 150 meals. Besides the strong turnout for the event, Bohnet said it was a positive one for the kids of Maple Creek Multiple 4-H.
“I think the kids had fun and they learned something,” she said.
All funds raised by the supper go to support the Maple Creek Multiple 4-H Club, which uses the money to help fund its numerous activities and projects. This year’s annual supper, was met with positive reviews by many of those who came out on Sunday night. Two of those people were Emily and Henry Bauer, Emily said she was impressed with the meal. “(It) was very good,” she said. The Bauers have been coming to the annual supper for many years, so long that they are not sure exactly how many years they have been coming. Emily explained that the good food is not the only factor in their decision to come out every year. “It’s good to get out of the house,” she said. Many of the Bauers’ sentiments were shared by Colleen and Bev Fryer. Like the Bauers, the Fryers have been regular attendees at the pancake suppers. “We haven’t missed many,” Colleen said. The Fryers were both impressed with the meal that they got. “It was a good supper,” Colleen said. Colleen added that both her and her husband believe it is important to come to events like the pancake supper to support 4-H. “It’s a good organization for the kids,” she said.