FCSS hosting ‘Backyard Friends Community Supper’ tonight at LMC

Community members are invited for a free meal among friends, this evening at 5:30

COMMUNITY - The Backyard Friends Community Supper will take place tonight

COMMUNITY - The Backyard Friends Community Supper will take place tonight


Lacombe FCSS is inviting the public to attend the upcoming Community Backyard Supper event, taking place next Wednesday.

Gather together at the Lacombe Memorial Centre for a community dinner, hosted in partnership with the City, on March 15that 5:30 p.m.

Coordinator Jan Pocock of Lacombe FCSS said the events are a great way to get to know other members of the community,catch up with friends and enjoy an all-around fun community meal.

“The whole idea behind the community supper is simply the people of our community coming together to share a wonderful meal together,” Pocock said.

“We believe that community is made when people gather, and what better way to gather than around a delicious meal.”

The events are open to any interested community members.

It is a walk-in event, with donations optional at the door. All donations collected support the continuation of FCSS services and programs within the community.

The atmosphere is calm, the food is delicious and the company is welcoming. Pocock said the family-style seating around the tables encourages people to get to know their fellow community members, or catch up with friends over a bite.

Prior to the actual beginning of the meal, FCSS workers and volunteers will speak to the crowd to catch them up on local community programs, news and upcoming events that are facilitated by the organization.

Pocock said the buffet-style dinner is simply a, “wonderful, wonderful dinner” with lots of laughter and enjoyment through the room.

All of the food is prepared by Lacombe FCSS volunteers, right in the LMC.

The event is a first-come, first-serve and typically feeds between 140 to 160 people.

“The cost is absolutely free, and we do have donation spots available. This is really just about sharing a meal together and getting to know your community,” Pocock said.

On an unrelated note, Pocock reminds the public that as tax season looms, FCSS does offer free income tax filings for those who qualify. Call 403-782-6637 to get started with that process.