The Falkland Community Church’s annual fall supper will not proceed due to COVID-19, which leaves the church in a lurch as the event is a major fundraiser. (Contributed)

The Falkland Community Church’s annual fall supper will not proceed due to COVID-19, which leaves the church in a lurch as the event is a major fundraiser. (Contributed)

COVID-19 leaves Falkland Church in a lurch

Annual event/major fundraiser cancelled for first time in 34 years

For the first time in 34 years, the Falkland Community Church will not be having a fall supper.

“These fall suppers are actually older than the church itself,” church secretary Irene Morck said.

Part of the fundraising to build the church 33 years ago, was a ‘fowl’ supper put on by the Falkland & District Community Church & Fellowship Society.

“That’s when five different denominations and the whole community worked together to realize the dream of a community church building,” said Morck, of the event that usually takes place early to mid November.

“People have been coming faithfully, year after year, from as far away as Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops to partake of delicious home cooking – turkey and all the trimmings, including homemade cranberry sauce, plus homemade pie or apple crisp.”

This year, due to COVID-19, the turkey dinner is off, but the Falkland Community Church Society will still gratefully accept any help toward its insurance, natural gas and electricity, plus new shingles and basement flooring. Donations with a mailing address will receive an income tax receipt. Send donations to FDCCFS, Box 101, Falkland, B.C., V0E 1W0. Or online through canadahelps.org, type in Falkland Community Church.

Almost two years ago, the church society set up a temporary, special TLC fund-raiser for big maintenance and repair projects. So far, with the TLC fund, they have managed new furnaces, exterior painting, a security gate, handicap ramp repair, and LED basement lighting. But from now on, they ask that donations go through just the general fund of the society to save a lot of extra book keeping for their hard-working (volunteer) treasurer. So, any much-appreciated contributions should be marked simply as ‘donation.’

“And, hopefully, next fall, the Falkland Community Church will be able to invite everyone to their 34th Turkey Supper,” said Morck.

READ MORE: B.C. shatters another single-day COVID-19 record with 274 new cases

READ MORE: Fewer local, more international students help cover Vernon School District’s $1.2 million enrolment deficit


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

fundraising

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)
First Nations reconciliation personified at Okanagan College

President Jim Hamilton’s foresight has opened post-secondary education doors for Okanagan College’s Indigenous students

Movie crews filmed a holiday parade in Summerland in July. The parade, filmed on Main Street in Summerland, is for the movie, The Christmas Yule Blog. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
QUIZ: Test your knowledge of holiday movies and television specials

The festive season is a time for relaxing and enjoying some seasonal favourites

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

Employees at The Bargain! Shop pose with Santa at last year’s toy drive. There will be no photos with Santa this year to keep him healthy for Christmas, but the toy drive will be back for a fourth year. (Claire Palmer photo)
Fourth annual toy drive fundraiser underway

The Bargain! Shop is looking to raise $5,000 locally

A bus shelter in White Rock is emblazoned with an ad from B.C.’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
VIDEO: ‘Am I racist?’ campaign asks British Columbians to confront their unconscious biases

Signs asking British Columbians to think about racial injustice have been put up across the province

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (right) moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals pick critics to take on Horgan’s NDP majority

Interim leader Shirley Bond takes seniors, long-term care

An impaired driver was found responsible for a crash on Highway 97 near Seacrest Hill in Oliver Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Oliver. (Black Press file photo)
Impaired driver rolls vehicle in violent crash near Oliver

Vehicle crashed through a fence, tree and telephone line

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland listens to a question from a reporter on the phone during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Spending too little worse than spending too much, Freeland says as Canada’s deficit tops $381B

‘The risk of providing too little support now outweighs that of providing too much’

Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)
B.C. man defends his family against intruder, saves neighbour while wielding hockey stick

RCMP looking for footage that captures violent crime spree in Chilliwack

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village located at 1540 KLO Road in Kelowna. (Good Samaritan Society)
Outbreak declared at Kelowna long-term care home

Two cases announced, including the first case of the virus among care home residents in Interior Health

Jim Neufeld, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Penticton Jan. 21, 2009. (RCMP photo)
Human remains found off U.S. coast in 2009 identified as Penticton man

Jim Neufeld, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Penticton Jan. 21, 2009

Emergency crews respond to crash just before midnight on Trans-Canada Highway east of Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Two pick-up trucks collide head-on on Trans-Canada Highway near Salmon Arm

Police report drivers survive crash late on Nov. 29, taken to hospital

Most Read