It’s Game Dinner Season – Pawlet gets started Nov. 12

Wild game supper time

 Early snow might not be what residents of the region wanted to see on the heels of a tropical storm, but one sign of late fall weather many look forward to are the wild game suppers around the Lakes Region.

From bear to deer and even moose, the game suppers in Pawlet, Rupert and Tinmouth have a tasty treat for those who might not be so handy with a gun but like wild game just the same – and they are all put on for a good cause.

In Pawlet, the annual Wild Game and Chicken Pie Supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Pawlet Fire Department. Food will be served starting at 5 p.m.

The supper, which has been a tradition in Pawlet for the past 43 years, is held on the first Saturday of the Vermont deer hunting rifle season.

The recipient of the funds raised through the dinner, the Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, solicits donations of game meat for the wildly successful dinner which often sees a line of anxious diners running out the firehouse door and down Route 133.

Leading up to the meal, local residents and even game wardens donate myriad kinds of meat — bear, venison, moose — which are used to create many of the main dishes. Others chip in with squash or other dishes

During the meal firefighters’ wives and volunteers assist in serving the hungry mass of people. The firefighters themselves usually serve and the youth firefighters help out any way they can like busing tables and carrying empty dishes back to the kitchen.

The menu is quite extensive and includes moose meatballs, venison or moose sausage, bear roast, venison roast, chicken pie, stew, chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, squash, meatloaf, salads, rolls, Cabot cheese, pickles, pies and more.

All that delicious food attracts a crowd numbered in the hundreds.

Although the dinner attracts a sizable proportion of the local citizenry, allowing old friends and neighbors a chance to catch up on the happenstance of their lives, a large percentage of the diners come from out of town.

Some begin lining up as early as 3:30 p.m. with dinner typically served around 5 p.m.

The cost of the meal remains a bargain at $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 years old with proceeds benefiting the Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information about Pawlet’s Wild Game Supper, call Ellen Petty at (802) 325-3495 or e-mail the department at pvfd155@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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