More Than 1,200 Fed At Thanksgiving Bazaar

From the first meal to the last meal served, none went away hungry at the 90th annual St. Boniface Thanksgiving Bazaar.
Temperatures may have been cold outside, but few stood in the cold once the serving line opened at 11 a.m.
According to Michele Reicks, 1,128 dinners were served and another 100 meals were prepared for carry-out, making for a total of 1,228 noon meals. The number, she said, is 86 less than last year.
She said a couple unique things happened during the course of the day which touched everyone.
“The ladies in charge of the meal were approached by a larger family with ties to the area who said they wanted to ‘pay it forward’ and come back and help next year,” Reicks said.
“Someone else with a ‘giving spirit’ anonymously donated 50 dinner tickets to be given to individuals or families who might enjoy having a thanksgiving meal and might not otherwise be able to attend.”
Food Chairperson Sandy Kallhoff shared some interesting facts about the event.
In regards to food solicited for the bazaar:
• 42 turkeys
• 565 pounds of sausage
• 27 gallons of kraut
• 14 batches of dressing
• 50 gallons of corn
• 16 gallons of cranberries
• 1,584 pieces of dessert
• 1,400 dinner rolls
The first setting of about 370 people occurred within 40 minutes of when the serving line opened. Food was continually served until approximately 2:30 p.m.
Grand Prize raffle winner of the Traeger Grill was Gary Hoefer.  The 32” Television was won by Betty Moser.
And, the St. Boniface Quilter’s quilt was won by Jennifer (Selting) Troester of O’Neill.