During the depression years, members of the congregation raised funds for their building fund by hosting a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday night prior to Thanksgiving. This first started out as a chicken dinner. Then turkey started getting more popular so turkey and chicken were both served for a couple of years with each person getting their choice. In the early 1940’s more people started asking for turkey so the next year the called it the “Turkey Supper” and it has been called that ever since. – Ima Prowant, 1988
October and November are busy months for the Christ United Methodist Church congregation. Planning meetings and prep work – making their lists and checking it twice! (does that sound familiar?) for their annual Community Turkey Supper still held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This group knows what needs to be done to serve nearly 800 meals, they have been doing it for over 80 years. 600 pounds of turkey, 120 loaves of bread, 60 pounds of cold slaw, 64 pounds of sugar, six roaster each of potatoes and gravy – some of the ingredients for the 2014 Turkey Supper. Make plans to join them for the annual Turkey Supper on Saturday, November 22 at 4:00pm. Cost is by donation and all proceeds benefit the United Methodist Women’s mission projects.