Ham and Bean Supper Always Satisfying

April 11, 2014

by Lynne Ober

Once again, the community turned out to support the annual Firefighters Association Ham and Bean Supper.  As always Warren’s Magical Beans were the star of the buffet line, but this year there was a new twist.  Last fall Litchfield firefighters had a chili contest at their fall open house and Lt. Clancy made the winning chili.  His chili was featured at the ham and bean supper and, according to Paul Allard, the winning chili from each year’s fall open house will make a guest appearance at the ham and bean supper.

Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 11 were ready and willing to help diners.  They carried trays full of food to tables and then ensured that the tables were clean once dinners were done.

Half way into the first hour of service 71 people had already come to enjoy the dinner, talk with neighbors and just enjoy an evening out.  Every year the Manchester Motorcycle Club, a family club for bikers in the area, comes to this event.  “The Litchfield firefighters help the community, and we like to attend this event as a club,” said Club President Ed Kobisky.  “We are family oriented and like to do community events.”

As tables filled, diners just arriving started waving at friends and neighbors they hadn’t seen in a long time.  “We just like to get the community together,” said Warren Adams, who smiled as he gazed around the room.

For the first time the Litchfield Firefighters Association is also selling T-shirts.  These attractive black shirts have the firefighter association patch on front and back.  If you didn’t buy yours at the supper, stop by the fire station to pick one up.  Proceeds from the ham and bean supper and from T-shirt sales will be used to provide support to the community.