Harvest Supper in Pomfret
Dear WES Community,
We hope everyone's school year is off to a great start and that you are all enjoying our beautiful Vermont weather. Fall is almost upon us and with that comes crisp nights, vibrant foliage, and the Harvest Supper! October 5th is the day and planning has begun.
As some of you know, parents, children, school staff, and community members have been coming together for 45 years to organize, prepare, and serve a traditional turkey dinner at the Pomfret Town Hall. This year, there have been many changes to the structure of our combined school district, and so now more than ever, it’s important to continue to unite and support the children in our communities.
Though children and staff may not be inside of The Prosper Valley School building currently, WES faculty and students will be using its outdoor classroom, which includes the wonderful forest and fields, sugar shack, and observatory. The funds raised from this year’s Harvest Supper will go directly to the bridge project. The sturdy, new bridge will connect the fields to the forest, providing a safe and inviting gateway to the woods and to our children’s outdoor learning.
They say that it takes a village to raise a child and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to a great community event such as this. There are many opportunities to help out. You can sign up to make breads, pies, or turkey or you may want to join in the potato mashing party or the squash peeling party (both at Pomfret Town Hall). You can also help assemble flowers for decorations, help set up chairs and tables, or carve some of the birds. We also need a few workers on the night to wait tables and clean up dishes. If you have been blessed with an abundance of flowers, potatoes, cabbage, or butternut squash this year, we would really appreciate a donation of that as well. We try to keep our supper as locally sourced as possible.
Raffle baskets are also a big part of the supper. Families donate new items to fill the baskets, and the raffle basket committee assembles them. During each supper seating, 2 raffle baskets are given away to lucky ticket holders. Past basket themes include Family Fun Night, Sweets and Treats, and Kitchen and Garden Supplies. This week, students will be coming home with an envelope of raffle tickets to sell, if they choose. There will be a collection box in the school office for students to return ticket money, get more tickets if they wish, and also to place a donated basket item.
Don't forget to purchase your supper tickets! Three seatings are offered: 5:00, 6:15, and 7:30 pm. We serve 375 people and always sell out.
If you'd like to sign up for any jobs or tasks, you can do so here:
Purchase your supper tickets here:
http://www.pomfretharvestsupper.com or call Dana Kaye @ 802-3565863 to make your reservation.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to a fun and successful evening! Please feel free to contact either one of us with any questions.