Potatoes au gratin, green beans and other classic Midwestern dinner items are on the menu for a local church’s dinner and bake sale.
The St. Andrew Church Annual Dinner and Bake Sale on Oct. 15will also include a drawing for a queen-size quilt crafted by two local quilters: Karen Burns and Mary Keefe. The quilters made the quilt in a “nine patch” pattern using 1930s-style reproduction fabrics.
Keefe, local quilter and member of the Ladies of St. Andrew, said she and Burns found the pattern in a quilting magazine. Keefe said her favorite part of quilting is combining the blocks after they are sewn.
“One of us did half of the blocks and the other one did the other half. Then we got together and put them together,” Keefe said. “I just like to see the pattern of the pieces come together.”
Some bake sales only include breads and dessert items, but this bake sale also includes homemade noodles and candy.
Joyce Kippenberger, publicity co-chairperson
“It’s a lot of fun to go each year,” Kippenberger said. “The noodles sell real good. Usually, everything is real good and everything is homemade – the breads, the pies, everything. Each lady in the church bakes something – cake or pie or cookies or canned goods.”
The bake sale portion of the event will open at 10 a.m. on Tues., Oct.15 at Sterl Hall. Volunteers will serve dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Takeout is available. Dinner tickets are $8 each. The quilt drawing will start at 7 p.m. Drawing tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. To purchase dinner or drawing tickets before the day of the event, stop by Steinhauser’s Hallmark, 109 NW 3rd Street, or call the office of St. Andrew Church at 263-1570 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Alternatively, tickets are available the day of the event at Sterl Hall, 619 N. Rogers Street.
Kippenberger said the event has been running more than 30 years.
Funds raised through the event are donated St. Andrew’s Parochial School, St. Andrew Church and local nonprofit groups, as well as used for the needs of any local families who encounter hardship.
“I think everybody’s pretty happy when they come,” Kippenberger said. “You’re visiting with people that you maybe haven’t seen for a year. It’s a happy occasion. I hope to see everybody there.”