The town of Sinclair was once again able to have their annual fowl supper on Nov. 20 at their comfortable and spacious community hall. With generous donations from the town and surrounding area, the hall seated around 100 people and also provided about 15 take-out orders for their traditional harvest supper meal.
Lorna Milliken from Reston donated one hundred pounds of potatoes from her market garden this year. She’s one of the coordinators on the Sinclair committee. Other donations for the supper included pickles, cranberries and an assortment of desserts. “So many generous people donated to make the supper a successful one,” says Milliken.
The committee decided on one sitting only for the fowl supper, which started at 5:30 p.m. People like to sit and visit and not be rushed. Milliken says the older people like to get out and the fowl suppers are something they enjoy going to, so with only one sitting, people wouldn’t have to line up and wait outside.
“The hall committee was so impressed and we appreciate all the volunteer help we received,” says Milliken. “We had volunteers peeling potatoes and making stuffing and five high school students who worked very hard serving beverages, desserts and helping with many other jobs.”
Milliken adds that many who attended the supper offered to help and a couple of ladies who came for supper cleaned off the tables when they were done eating. “So many community members said it was nice to visit and see people they had not seen for a while.”
The Sinclair committee consists of six people who voluntarily assist with events in the community. These individuals include: Lisa Jones (chairperson), Jennifer Bartel, Laurie Martins, Craig Hall, and Scott Anderson. Dale Milliken was the contact person for reserving a seat for the supper.
Since Covid, the Sinclair Hall, built in 2012, has many upcoming events. Over four days, a Tundra Oil and Gas event will occupy the hall and the committee will be catering their lunches.
“At Christmas time, we have three families booked for their Christmas meals during the week of Christmas,” says Milliken. Along with these events, a couple of baby showers were also held in the hall this fall.
Sinclair hall has been the venue for Lion’s meetings, cemetery meetings, skidoo rallies, gathering for fireworks in the summer where the hall makes hamburgers and the Lion’s take care of the fireworks.
The Sinclair Hall provides a great service in the area, also catering to events like the Lion Club suppers and funeral lunches.