St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Dinner on the Grounds set for Nov. 6

Published 8:28 pm Friday, October 21, 2016


The smell of barbeque will be in the air during the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Dinner on the Grounds, which is scheduled for Nov. 6.

The annual event has always provided a delicious meal for participants, but this year the Rev. Billie Abraham said there will be a change in the menu.

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“We have a young man who grew up in Vicksburg, and he has returned home. He has a big grill and will be smoking all the meat,” she said.

The dinner will consist of pulled pork with barbeque sauce, baked beans, slaw and tea.

The cost of the meal is $10 and will be served following the 11 a.m. worship service. An early morning worship service is also scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

There seems to be a lot of energy behind this year’s Dinner on the Grounds, Abraham said, and she felt like this was due in part to the new people who have become active in the church.

In addition to a change in the menu, also new for the event this year will be tables decorated representing the church’s calendar year and a silent auction.

“The tablescapes will be set up in the Parish Hall,” Abraham said, and will signify Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost.

Floral designers will include Abraham, Susan Price, Cassandra Price, Dale Gibson, Tommy Skinner, Mary Ruth Jones and Lynn Gergardt.

“The tablescapes are really going to be special,” Abraham said.

Abraham said she would also be writing a blessing for each one of the church’s seasons.

“We will also be having the country store. We have a lot of good cooks, who will be baking breads, desserts, preserves and jellies and frozen casseroles,” Abraham said.

Ralph Miller will be providing entertainment.

“He will be singing all types of music, and he sounds just like the original performers,” she said.

The children of the church will be waiting on the tables and serving people, Abraham said, and all proceeds will go towards in reach and outreach missions.

“We want people to come out. Please come, we would love to have you. This is really going to be an old fashioned dinner on the grounds and something happens when you sit down to eat with someone. It helps build relationships,” Abraham said.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

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