Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Well it's that time of year again at St. Michael's Church the big turkey shoot party. The event is this Friday, October 24, at 16 Romanian Ave, in Southbridge MA. The evening begins at 5:00PM to 7:00PM with an all you can eat spaghetti and meatball supper for a paltry amount of $5.00 per person. This year our special guest chef is none other than our pastor himself, Fr. Peter. Only in America can you have a Scotsman cooking Italian food in a Romanian hall. Then at 7:00PM we begin the turkey shoot. For those of you who don't know what I mean by a turkey shoot, it is not actually shooting turkeys (though that may be even more fun. Then again, I wouldn't want some of these guys pointing a gun anywhere near me.) We sell you a ticket for 50 cents which gives you two chances to win. When all the tickets for that game are sold, 60 in all, we spin the wheel. That's when our master of ceremonies Tom Andrea, begins his famous call nummbaar (number), which ever number comes up from 1 to 120, the person with that lucky number wins a turkey. We replay this scenario 25 to 30 times during the evening. Some are special games for $1.00 a ticket, the winner getting a turkey and a basket, or, a 50 50, which means you win half the money collected for that game. (The prize $30.00.) This goes on until about 9:00PM or until all the turkeys are gone. (Guests don't count.) During the evening if you come don't forget to take a chance on the giant food basket raffle again, $1.00 per chance to win a basket of over 100 lbs of food and a 20 lb turkey to boot. Finally for the door prize, all those losing tickets, sign your name, we put them in a bag, shake it up, draw one for another 20 lb bird. The evening goes fast and is a good time for all ages. If your in the neighborhood, please drop on by we'll put a meatball on for you. Who knows maybe you'll go home with a turkey! No ladies, I don't mean your husbands, hope to see you there.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Now why would you call yourself a turkey? The evening was "something worthwhile" to go to. So, if you missed this one, plan on it next year. The word is getting out I guess because there weren't too many empty chairs. Sorry to say, we didn't one.