Monette United Methodist Church host tasting luncheon

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monette Methodist Committee members hosted a tasting luncheon introducing their new cookbook named Ladies of the Church Monette Community Cookbook.

Monette United Methodist Church hosted a tasting luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 5, serving recipes featured in their newly published cookbook, "Ladies of the Church" Monette Community Cookbooks.

Cookbooks were available to be purchased, along with homemade wreaths by Sarah Carter and Christmas crocheted items created by Margarete Reed.

Main dishes, Christmas candy and cookies, yeast rolls, salads, soups, cakes, pies and more were served.

A committee working on fund-raising to help with needed church building repairs started the cookbook in September.

Several people purchased memory pages in the cookbook which helped fund the project. Committee members collected recipes from members and others in the community.

The book is dedicated to all Christian cooks, both past and present, who have spent tireless hours preparing for church lunches, dinners, children's functions, weddings, funerals and many other events.

The book also features a history of the Monette United Methodist Church building from its 1903 beginning to today. In 1930 the original building was remodeled to serve as a sanctuary, with the addition of a two-story fellowship hall and, in back, an educational building. Again in the 1960s the sanctuary was renovated. Through the years improvements have been made such as central heat and air, etc.

It is time for some repairs and the cookbook is a project to help. Also, during the tasting luncheon a drawing was held for the Civil War quilt made by Marion Sparkman. Donations were taken on the quilt with all proceeds going to the building project.

The winner of the quilt was Gaye Rolland.

For more information or to purchase a cookbook contact Millie Wimberley at (870) 761-9555 or 486-5605; Norma Gathright at (870) 897-9168; Reba Wimberley at (870) 919-4503; Jennie Worthey at (870) 219-6156; Shelby Bandy at (870) 974-1217; or Ruth Ann Keith at (870) 219-1034.

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