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Church fundraiser offers family atmosphere

By Staff | Jun 15, 2010

HUNTERSVILLE – A warm welcome and a family atmosphere helped to fill the church hall during last Saturday’s home made family style turkey dinner serving ten side dishes at the Huntersville United Methodist Church. Over 300 tickets were sold according to volunteer, Jane Beachum who enjoys coming from South Williamport to collect tickets each year and assist with the annual fundraiser.

There was about a twenty minute wait until a table was free, “but the wait up front was well worth it, ” cited Sally Bilby, who brings her family every year from Muncy.

For the past ten years, the members of the the United Methodist Church have made this their best fundraiser and the busiest. A group of 18 volunteers started to make preparations for the meal on Monday, prior to the event which was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Caroline Hall, one of the main organizers, said that they cooked eleven 22 pound turkeys.

Paul Burkhart, another volunteer who greeted and assisted guests, said that they were hoping not to run out of potatoes this year. They prepared 150 lbs. of potatoes for the event. Guests were served roast turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cole slaw, corn from the cob, cut green beans, applesauce with cinnamon, rolls, bread and butter pickles and a large array of home made cakes and pies with fresh strawberries.

The Mill Creek Township Church dates back to 1870 when it was originally a chapel. It was remodeled in 1920 after a fire occurred in 1919 that started in the basement.