You only need to be at least 55 years old and have 15 bucks in your pocket… to join the Iroquois Falls Seniors Supper Club every month.
It meets on the last Wednesday of the month, alternating among the restaurants in town.
Gilda Shea, who takes care of registration, says it was actually at the Legion Hall this month, where the Christmas supper with all the trimmings attracted 81 people.
“Now, next month,” she says, “ it will be at Rosalie’s and it will be, because it’s a small restaurant, we have to divide it into two settings, four o’clock and six o’clock.”
The average turnout is between 50 and 60 people. The club was started several years ago by the Red Cross. But Shea says within a half-hour of hearing it was dropping its support, the members organized themselves to keep it running.
At one time, live music was featured, but Shea says diners said while it was nice, they were there mostly for the conversations.
The fee has been $14.00 a plate, but it’s going up to $15.00 in December. That’s in response to the restaurants not being able to do it that inexpensively anymore.
“The prices they have to pay have gone up. So just the extra dollar is going to help.”
Shea says attendance averages between 50 and 60 people a month. “I don’t have to coax anybody. I’m the one that takes the names and usually about three days before the end of the month, I’m flooded with phone calls.”
You can register by calling Gilda Shea at 705-258-3562.