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Thom kha for toilets: A report from the June Supper Club

Underground Supper Club 4

Underground Supper Club 4

This past weekend, we hosted our fourth Underground Supper Club to enjoy fresh, local food with a group of friends and raise money for the Brick Campaign.  Our menu this time had an Asian theme, with coconut soup (thom kha) and spring rolls for appetizers, vegetable fried rice or chicken pad thai for an entree and for dessert: fair trade purple sticky rice with coconut ice cream, fresh mango and mint.  Centerpieces featured fragrant peonies and origami lotus flowers, which perfectly complemented the freshly renovated atmosphere in the Civil War-era building owned by our newly-married friends, Tim and Rachel Raakman.

Donations from the evening so far total $1,950!  We’re so grateful that our supper club crowd rose to the challenge of helping us raise additional funds beyond our first $50,000 goal to try to get a couple of bathrooms functioning at Huss this summer.  On top of raising money, we simply enjoyed a lovely evening together, serving, chatting, eating and laughing.

We’re taking July off from our monthly supper club schedule to make space in our brains for the annual Huss Future Festival on July 20, but watch for more information soon about supper clubs in August and September.  Exciting plans are in the works!

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Kirstin is a member of the *culture is not optional core community and is the Head Caretaker at GilChrist Retreat Center.