PLYMOUTH – The Terryville Fish & Game Club will hold their first fundraiser event of the year Sept. 26, providing a home-cooked turkey supper for people to stop by, pick-up and enjoy.
The Terryville Fish & Game Club, located at 21 Grove St., is inviting people to stop by their clubhouse from 5 to 7 p.m. to pick-up their dinners, prepared, as in past years, by club member Bill Pirog. There will be no indoor dining this year due to covid-19. The dinner will include sliced turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and butter, tossed salad and a dessert.
“This is our first big event of the year,” said club member Tony Orsini. “Traditionally, we’d offer a sit-down dinner for two which was very successful. We’d have families come to eat at the clubhouse and there was a tremendous turnout with 60 people in attendance. But, this year, with the coronavirus, we’re doing takeout only. We’ll greet people at the door and their meals will be prepared for when they arrive. We have the same cooking staff we’ve had for years. Bill Pirog has been cooking for the last 20 to 30 years and he does an excellent job; people love it. He also does the cooking for our Big Game Suppers and makes one of the best clam chowders in New England.”
Orsini said that the club, which has about 130 members, has been “holding its own” since covid-19. However, the virus has left several future events up in the air.
“On Nov. 15 we have our annual Turkey Shoot, but we’re at the mercy of covid-19 and we don’t know how that will play out,” said Orsini. “In January, we have our annual Game Supper, which is also up in the air. Hopefully, things will quiet back down and we’ll get back to normal. Then, we’ll proceed was we’ve done in the past. But, for now, things seem to be changing almost daily.”
Another event which the Terryville Fish & Game Club is known for is their annual Ice Fishing Derby in mill pond. But, that event is always “at the mercy of the weather.”
“Last year we had to cancel due to unsafe ice,” said Orsini. “But, the year before that, we had a great time. Who know what the winter will bring this year? We’re just trying to plan ahead and move forward. Decisions will be made when the times come along.”
Tickets for the turkey dinner are $12 for adult or $6 for children 6 to 12. To purchase tickets, or for additional information, call Bill Arlofski at 860-589-7399 or Eileen Klimanoski at 860-309-7267.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.