RUPERT - The leaves have changed color and the weather has cooled. The guns have been cleaned and readied with anticipation. The camouflage pants and tops as well as the orange vests are hanging by the door. Hunting season has begun and it's time to eat at the Rupert Volunteer Fire Departments annual Game Supper. This years dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, with serving beginning at 5 p.m. The cost for the meal is $11 for ages 12 and up, and for kids 11 and under, $6.

This years menu will include venison stroganoff, venison sausage meatballs, teriyaki moose, sweet and sour moose meatballs, pheasant a l'orange, elk pot pie, bear meatloaf, bear sauerbraten and any other wild game that comes along. The meal will be rounded out with real mashed potatoes, maple sweetened squash, Rupert Rising Bread, and for the non-game lover roast beef and turkey will also be provided. There will also be a beverage of choice and a home made dessert from the ladies of Rupert. for those wanting something a little stronger, then BYOB.

The Fire Department will also be raffling off a 243 rifle, the Mettawee Community School 6th Graders will be bussing tables for tips as well as having a 50/50 raffle to benefit their yearly trip to Boston and the Rupert Valley 4-H Club will be holding a silent auction to help with expenses for the year. For more information, call Kelli at 394-2491 or e-mail her at vtkjlouie@aol.com.