Kids Against Hunger meals packed; Soup, spaghetti, fish suppers set; Sportsman's banquet in Eldon
Volunteers pack 5,000 meals
A total of 24,192 meals were assembled during the Kids Against Hunger packing event 1-3:45 p.m. Sunday in the Word of Life Lutheran Church.
About 110 volunteer workers helped pack the meals, adding up to a total of 49,626 meals packed during the past two sessions hosted by First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fairfield Friends Church, First Presbyterian Church and Word of Life Lutheran Church.
The highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice dehydrated meals packed Sunday will be sent to Nicaragua and Honduras to help feed starving children and families.
“We would like to encourage other groups to join in the future,” said Don Henderson, one of the organizers from First Christian Church. “Kids Against Hunger is a really good mission. We have a fund-raising plan that will not effect church, group or personal budgets. It’s very simple, and I would be glad to explain it to anyone.”
Faith United Methodist Church of Libertyville had representatives at the packing event and will be joining the group for the event set tentatively for September, Henderson added.
For information, call 472-2520 or 472-4271 or visit the website www.kidsagainsthunger.org.
Soup supper set in Eldon
ELDON — The Eldon United Methodist Church will host a Soup and More supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday.
A variety of soups, including oyster soup, will be served, along with breads, relishes, homemade desserts and beverages. A free-will offering will be collected.
S.A.L.T. meeting Thursday
The S.A.L.T. group will meet at noon Thursday at First Baptist Church for a soup luncheon.
Those attending are asked to being a soup bowl and table service.
Virgil Symmonds will present a program about the new Hy-Vee gas station and Caribou Coffee Ship.
Basal Faith Parish announces activities
Basal Faith Parish has announced upcoming events for Faith, Birmingham and Stockport United Methodist churches.
Confirmation youth will gather at 5 p.m. Sunday and March 17 at Keosauqua United Methodist Church. Faith United Methodist Church ad board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, and its United Methodist Women will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Van Buren County Co-op Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Keosauqua United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, the W.O.W./B.A.T.T.L.E. group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Stockport church; the Lenten Bible study group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Faith and the ad board of the Birmingham church will meet at 7 p.m.
Circles meeting Thursday
Both the Ruth Circle and the Hannah Circle of First United Methodist Church will meet Thursday.
The Ruth Circle will meet at 9 a.m., and the Hannah Circle will meet at 7 p.m.
Fish fry dinner March 15
A Knights of Columbus fish fry is planned from 5:30-7 p.m. March 15 at St. Mary Catholic Church.
The whole catfish dinner costs $9.50. An extra catfish is $5. A grilled cheese dinner is $6.
In addition to the main entree, the dinner includes a baked potato, a side dish, dessert and a drink.
Proceeds support high school senior scholarships.
Sportsman’s banquet set
ELDON — Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon will host its second Annual Sportsman’s Banquet beginning at 1 p.m. March 16 at the church.
The free seminars begin at 1 p.m. These will include: “Food Plots” and “Outreach Outdoors.” Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials will speak about chronic wasting disease, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease and tree-stand safety.
The featured speaker will be Scott Brassfield of Brassfield Taxidermy.
Deer antler scorers will be present to score antlers harvested during the 2012-13 season.
The kitchen will offer venison with noodles, roasted boar and fried fish, baked beans, mashed potatoes, corn, salad and pie from 4:30-6:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be collected.
Spaghetti supper March 17
KEOSAUQUA — Lebanon United Methodist Church in rural Keosauqua will serve a spaghetti supper beginning at 4:30 p.m. March 17.
A free-will donation will be collected for the meal.
The spaghetti supper is sponsored by the church’s outreach committee.