I am writing to congratulate the Falmouth community on the upcoming fifth anniversary of its Community Supper. Each October since 2009, Falmouth’s seven churches and the Jewish community have hosted, at the Falmouth Congregational Church parish hall, a roast turkey supper (with local squash, potatoes and apple crisp) for the Falmouth community. I’ve been told that last year, 185 volunteers prepared and served supper to over 480 guests.
I have attended the supper as a guest, and know of no other occasion where our young, old, rich, poor, town officials, business leaders, teachers, the helping and the helped, sit together in common community. The Community Supper has also become the occasion where any of us can contribute to the Falmouth Food Pantry. Last year, free-will giving at the supper provided for most of the pantry’s cash needs for the year. (Every penny donated went to those served by the pantry, as all pantry workers are volunteers.)
Congratulations to all those who attend, support, and volunteer for this commendable cause. I look forward to passing the gravy to my neighbors at the fifth Community Supper, on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Anne Payson, president
Falmouth Rotary Club