Wednesday, October 22 Community House
Neighbors in the Round Hill area have celebrated a harvest supper since the time when backcountry Greenwich was mainly a farming community. Each fall, after a season of hard work, families would gather together in each other's homes with turkeys and produce from their fields, which they cooked together as a celebration of the harvest bounty. In a pre-television age, neighbors met weekly throughout the year for evenings of sociability. In the 1920s, they built the Round Hill Community House with their own hands and held their gatherings there. No one knows for sure, but the annual Harvest Supper tradition is believed to date from the late 1800s.
The Harvest Supper continues today, but no longer do neighbors spend days in the kitchen mashing potatoes and turnips or baking pies. However, the tradition of neighbors gathering together to share a meal of thanksgiving continues to this day in the Round Hill Community House. Contact the Church Office to make your reservation for this year's Harvest Supper.
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