It is once again that time of the year when everyone begins to think about Christmas shopping.
And after a long day of shopping, the Bishop Overs Guild at St. Luke's Episcopal Church would like to invite people to enjoy lunch with them as an alternative to cooking for themselves.
On Friday, the Bishop Overs Guild will hold their annual Shoppers' Luncheon and Bake Sale. The weekend before Armistice Day is traditionally when the Christmas shopping season picks up.
The Bishop Overs Guild of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is pictured. The guild will host their annual Shoppers’ Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 9.
P-J photo by Remington Whitcomb
"The Bishop Overs Guild puts on the luncheon, but it's actually almost everyone at St. Luke's that participates," said Sheila Eaglesome. "Most of the women are in the kitchen, the men's group pitches in - no one hesitates to help out on that day. Last year, we made $3,000 that we gave to local outreach programs."
Chicken a la King on top of homemade biscuits is the main entree for the luncheon. For dessert, the guests may choose a slice of homemade pumpkin, apple, blueberry or concord grape pie.
"Have you ever taken concord grapes off of the stems?" asked Eaglesome. "Well, that's exactly what we do when we make our pies. We regret that we could not make lemon pie this year like we normally do, but we will be making plenty of each of the other pies, so there will be plenty to go around."
Additionally, the Bishop Overs Guild will be selling baked goods and Rada cutlery and brooms, with the proceeds going to local outreach as well.
"I love the Rada vegetable peelers," said Eaglesome. "I've given them as gifts to my relatives, and they love them as well."
The Shoppers' Luncheon and Bake Sale will be set up so guests can either dine in or take their food to go. Guests who would like to dine in may enter the church through the door at East Fourth Street and North Main Street, while guests who would like to take their meals to go may enter through the East Fourth Street and Potters Alley door.
The price for the meal will be $7 for adults and $3 for children. Guests who would like their meals to go must pay in advance of receiving their meal, and should call 483-6405 before Thursday to place their order.