Crawford Street UMC getting ready for turkey dinner, bake sale and craft fair

Published 7:59 pm Thursday, October 18, 2018

Turkey with all the trimmings will be on the menu Nov. 8 when Crawford Street United Methodist Church holds its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 900 Crawford St.

The dinner is the annual fundraiser for the United Methodist Women with all proceeds going toward UMW projects. Tickets are $10 and being sold in advance and available at the church office.

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People can dine in or get take-outs. No tickets will be sold at the door.

“We’ll have turkey and dressing, corn pudding, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie homemade by our church members,” said Cherry Robbins one of the dinner’s four organizers. “The members of our church cook all of our turkeys, all the dressing, and they bring the pies; they do those at their homes.

“Other members of the church come in the morning of (the dinner) and get the green beans going and the corn pudding.”

The church’s Wesley Hall will be open for people to eat their dinners at the church. The hall can be entered through the church’s Crawford Street entrance. Take-outs will be available at Floral Hall.

Craft fair included

Besides a traditional turkey dinner, people will also be able to visit the church’s craft fair and bake sale at Crawford Street’s Wesley Hall.

The craft fair will be in the foyer of Wesley Hall and feature a selection of items made and donated by church members.

“We always have a wide variety, from quilts to woodworking, to jewelry,” said Robyn Lea, one of the craft fair organizers. “We have doll clothes for American Girl dolls. We always sell out; we have some pretty nice items that people make and donate.

“We have always had a bazaar with the turkey dinner, but we revamped it two years ago, and it was very well received, and we did it again last year and it did even better than the year before, so we decided to have it again this year.”

The bake sale will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., bake sale organizer Linda Hadala said.

“We’ll have cakes and pies and cookies and pumpkin rolls and candy,” she said. Prices, she said, will range from $1 to $35 depending on the items purchased, and some items will be sliced.

“We have some really pretty cakes,” she said. “Some people make extremely pretty cakes. We also have pecan and pumpkin pies, chest pies and Italian cream cakes. We had fresh baked breads. Think of a baked good and that’s it.”

For more information, call the church at 601-636-5612.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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