Combermere Recreation Committee sells out its annual hunters’ supper, over 230 participate

Sarah Crookall
Staff Reporter

On Nov. 6, over 230 Madawaska Valley residents enjoyed a hunters’ supper with all of the trimmings at the Combermere Community Centre.

From 4-6 p.m., hungry residents drove to pick up their plates piled high with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, homemade buns, and pie.

“We just don’t want to see that tradition die,” says Shelley Maika, treasurer for the Combermere Recreation Committee.

The sold-out dinner, hosted annually by the Combermere Recreation Committee, is a tradition over 50 years in the making. After a short hiatus in 2020, this year’s dinner was done by pick-up to meet COVID-19 restrictions.

But the food is the same as it has been since day one says Maika.

“You know (a drive-through) was a completely new concept to the community before COVID-19—that just never would have happened,” she says.

“But now a year, a year-and-a-half into this, other organizations have done drive-throughs—the community is a little bit more familiar with the concept.”

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