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Easter eggs provide a profitable tradition at Muncy church

By Staff | Mar 19, 2015

Gloria Butchko from the Church of the Resurrection in Muncy is trimming off the excess chocolate from the Easter eggs that the Women's Organization made last week. They made over 5,000 eggs for this annual fundraiser.

MUNCY – The Women’s Organization at the Church of the Resurrection in Muncy spent the last week making four different kinds of chocolate covered Easter eggs. The women have spent nearly 30 hours making over 5,000 Easter eggs for the church as a fundraiser.

Main organizer Martha Wylie said that they have been doing this for almost 25 years. Parishioners fill out orders and the group of dedicated women met during the day to fill them. They formed an assembly line from making the filling to dipping them into chocolate, trimming them, and then packaging them for pick up after the Catholic masses on March 28 and 29, also Palm Sunday. All eggs were rolled and dipped by hand.

The women also decorated them with candy flowers which are color coded to correspond with the four different kinds of peanut butter, cocoanut creme, peanut butter crunch and butter cream.

Those who volunteered their time assisting Martha Wylie were Dot Schmitt, Jeanette Derr, Aggie Guisewhite, Ruth Coates, Gloria Butchko, Delores DeWalt, Helen Mooney and Eileen Stiadle. The ladies used a long time recipe from a former parishioner and the fundraiser is one of the most popular of the church. The women also made pierogies last month.

A bake sale will also be held on Palm Sunday, and they will be selling Paska bread, an ethnic bread from Eastern Europe.