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Methodist Church’s Turkey Dinner, bake sale slated for Thursday, Nov. 10

Methodist Church’s Turkey Dinner, bake sale slated for Thursday, Nov. 10
October 31
08:57 2022

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

After a two-year hiatus, the First Methodist Church of Breckenridge will host its community Turkey Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Tickets for dine-in or take-out cost $15 each and must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be available at the door. Tickets may be purchased from some church members, at the church office or at First National Bank and InterBank. Only 500 tickets are available.

The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church’s Christian Life Center at 419 W. Walker St. and will include turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, new potatoes, fruit salad, roll, and pecan or pumpkin pie. Drinks will include coffee, tea or water (for the dine-in meals only).

Prior to the break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions and guidelines, the pre-Thanksgiving event had been held for 73 consecutive years. It began in 1947 by church member Margaret Hallauer. In its earliest days, the event featured hamburgers and coincided with a church bazaar. A few years later, the meal was changed to a turkey dinner and nowadays includes a bake sale and gift items for sale in a “Country Store.” Funds raised through the event will be used to support a variety of church programs.

To prepare for the dinner, church members started making pies earlier this month, baking 40 pumpkin pies and 45 pecan pies. Using the church’s two kitchens, those gathered for the pie baking used four large ovens and two smaller ovens to bake the pies from scratch, using recipes they’ve used for many years. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, they baked the pumpkin pies, and the following day, they baked the pecan pies.

The pies will be frozen until the Turkey Dinner. Everything else will be cooked and assembled just prior to the dinner.

For more information, call the church at 254-559-8208.

Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan Photo Gallery of the pie making activities.

Jill Flinchum places pumpkin pies on the counter to cool, while in the background, Linda Burdic, Rosa Leveridge, Martye Underwood and Kathy Hoffman check on the pies still in the oven. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: A group of women from First Methodist Church of Breckenridge gathered earlier this month to bake pumpkin pies. Pictured are Sharon Toland, Linda Burdic, Carol Connally, Jill Flinchum, Martye Underwood, Karen Duggan, Judy Hart, Janice Smith, Elaine Goswick, Kathy Hoffman and Rosa Leveridge. Click here to see more photos. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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