Over $40,000 in donations was raised during Winkler Bible Camp's annual fall supper Tuesday night.
Along with drive-through pick-up for the prepared turkey, potato, and stuffing meal, this was the first time in a couple of years the camp was inviting guests to also enjoy the fall supper in the camp's dining hall.
Camp Executive Director Dale Wiebe says staff prepared eight-hundred meals, and in the end, eight hundred and fifty people showed up to support the camp.
Wiebe notes funds raised through the fall supper are directed into the camp's general budget. He says it means they can continue to create and offer good activities, and keep all of their buildings and infrastructure properly maintained.

This year, Wiebe notes they are re-shingling all of their cabins. "We've got twenty-five buildings that need new roofs. Everything needs to be shingled because we waited too long, so it's all got to get shingled. The soffit and facia need to be fixed because there's a squirrel getting in one. So all of that is part of just keeping our cabins good, keeping our facilities good, keeping our infrastructure good."

Meanwhile, Wiebe said he had the opportunity to speak with many of the people that came through for a meal on Monday. He said people were just excited to be there and happy to pick up meals. "They enjoy coming here, they enjoy supporting the ministry...and the people that came and sat down, they were just thankful they could do that again. They loved it."