St. Paul Lutheran Church
In the little town 20 miles to the east of us
It was our church when we lived in that town
And for the last 35 years
first, the ladies of the congregation
and then the congregation itself
(both men and women)
have been hosting an annual Salad Luncheon
as a fundraiser
Not only do the ladies (and gentlemen)
Make the salads
But they work in the kitchen as well
And all those 35 years ago,
the formula for the salad luncheon
And remains the same as to this day
Two meat salads
Two vegetable salads
Two Fruit Salads
And always Sally's Bread Sticks
Instead of crackers or rolls
And a bite of dessert
A labor of love for Friend Anna
who makes all of the desserts
And besides a great luncheon
You're given the recipes
Which is nice especially when you're fond of the salads
And this year's table decoration . . .
Wheat and grapes
representing the body and the blood
of Holy Communion
This Wednesday, the Lunch Bunch and I took a road trip.
To attend the Salad Luncheon
Tickets were bought over a month in advance
for tickets are limited and they do sell out fast.
I would never miss the luncheon for it is a rite of June
This Salad Luncheon.
When we lived there, I chaired the luncheon, made salads, served, cleaned up
It's nice, now, to be just a guest!!!
Kudos to the workers and planners for it is still a very successful event
beloved by the community.
And over the 35 years, it has raised many dollars,
some of which go back into the community each year.
It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday