The Saturday before Thanksgiving always brings a huge amount of activity here at our church. We have a private church school with approximately 75 students from year to year. To help provide books and supplies for the school, we always have a craft and bake sale that is open to the community. Three years ago, we posted pictures from it. I don’t want to repeat myself too much, so if you want to know more, you are welcome to visit that post here.
Between Lowell, Derek, and I . . . we took so many pictures that I am going to put them into two posts. This way, the post page should not take so long for you to load. I will put the link for the next set of pictures at the bottom of this post.
We serve breakfast of cinnamon rolls, homemade doughnuts, and yogurt parfaits. Hot coffee was a such a hit on this snowy November day – that we ran out about 9:00! I know, because I was working on the food line then and probably should have done something more to prevent it. But nobody died of coffee-deprivation to wait an extra 20 minutes for hot coffee! However, those of us working panicked. Slightly.
The school kids candy and pop corner. Very popular!
Our church chooses three couples who are the sale committee for the year. These three couples delegate out all the food needed to serve lunch and breakfast. Ladies also sign up to bring a certain amount of baked goods to sell. Men get busy with their woodworking tools, and even the schoolkids get in on crafts. There is everything from Christmas wreaths to bookshelves to wooden clocks to handmade aprons, quilts and apple butter. Baked goods consist of various pies, cinnamon rolls, homemade bread, dinner rolls, crescent rolls, and cookies. We also take miscellaneous baked items. This year, I provided nine cheesecakes for my miscellaneous items. Remember . . . I love cheesecake. It’s not work if it’s something you love!
We had something new this year – our Kids Bible Club corner! Our youth and several families are involved in a Kids Club for community children. This year they provided balloons and information about the club to those who wished to know more.
The apple butter is cooking. I know it looks like the bishop’s wife is doing all the work here . . . but I know the men were working hard at it most of the morning! She was most likely giving her man a break.
The High School shop class helped build this shed.
Lunch is also available to purchase: soup, bread or cornbread, pie or cheesecake, and tea/coffee/water/hot chocolate. If you want authentic dutch-oven cooked food, you can visit the Rib Shack that we have outside the church house. I will put up pictures of that also. They serve pork ribs, brisket, coleslaw, dinner roll, potatoes, campfire beans, and cherry cobbler with ice cream.
This was the first year I have had an entire meal out there in the Rib Shack! Most years I am in the church kitchen all day. However, I got so engrossed in eating those delicious and messy ribs . . . that I completely forgot to take any pictures of inside the shack or even of my food. I do apologize for that! Maybe next time . . . .
The rib grillers.
Cheese all the way from the East!
And the Book Corner.
To see the next batch of sale pictures, please click here.