What's Cookin' at The Depot?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Manila Business Women's Club and Friends of the Depot have created a cookbook, What's Cookin' at The Depot?

JoAnn Bennett shows the Manila Business Women's club and Friends of the Depot cookbook, "What's Cookin' at the Depot."

The fundraising project proved to be fun as favorite recipes were collected to be featured in the cookbook. Many of the recipes were submitted in memory of or in honor of friends and family members. It has new recipes as well as the tried but true favorites.

Cookbook cover features a copy of an original painting by local artist Dan Donovan.

The Business Women's Club, formerly known as the BPW, was chartered in 1958. Through the years the women have proven their cooking skills with bean dinners and homemade desserts, fried pie sales, breakfasts and much more.

The club continues to meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Mondays. They have been working on refurbishing the Manila train depot.

The club members are always there to help in the community when and where they are needed.

Members of the Manila Women's Club are Wilma Adams, JoAnn Bennett, Doris Berry, Jean Birmingham, Juanita Blevins, Elvina Bollinger, Maxine Brewer, Jenella Caraway, Barbara Carr, Barbara Chojnacki, Judy Davis, Carol Deaton, Mary Lou Deaton, Trig Decker, Linda Donovan, Rita Flynn, Calvnita Halfacre, Callie Hampton, Pam Hester, Pat Jolliff, Nina Lou Malloy, Shelia McCormick, Angela Pentecost, Barbara Pierce, Iris Poteet, Charolette Wagner, Tammy Walker, Tina Wells, Willie Whitney, Minnie Lou Williams, and Annette Yancey.

The cover of the cookbook is a copy of an original oil painting by local artist Dan Donovan showing Manila Depot in its early years.

The cookbook, full of favorite recipes and cooking tips, is a keepsake. The books are on sale for $10. For more information or to purchase a cookbook, call JoAnn Bennett at 561-4726; Barbara Chojnacki at 919-0537; Jenella Caraway at 561-3524, any member, or at Delta Drug, and the depot.

"We hope everyone enjoys the cookbook," Bennett said. "We had a lot of fun putting it together."

Included in the cookbook are brief histories of the Manila Business Women's Club and the Manila Depot Museum.

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