Liberal, KS

Now: 37 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 79 °F | Lo: 38 °F

Saturday

Hi: 61 °F 

Lo: 36 °F

Sunday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 39 °F

Monday

Hi: 77 °F 

Lo: 42 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 59 °F 

Lo: 31 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 59 °F 

Lo: 34 °F

Hooker United Methodist Church to hold 79th Annual Ground Hog Supper

KSCB News - January 6, 2016 11:03 am

This is arguably the oldest groundhog supper in the tri-state region. New Pastor Craig Denslow who hasn t yet experienced the Ground Hog Supper says, They tell me it started sometime after the flood . Noah s Flood, that is. They ve been doing this successfully for the last 78 years; so they must be doing something right.

Chairman John Lambley is expanding the evening traditionally known for its food and fellowship to include fun. Local vocalists John Lynch, Mr. Faulkner, Kyle Lambley and Texhoma s Randi Yates will be performing upstairs in the sanctuary. Chairman Lambley said, If we just had a little more room we could make this into a dinner theater. So plan to come out for an evening of great food, great fellowship with added great fun, knowing you are also helping the Methodist Men in their support of worthy causes including local missions, boy s ranch, scholarships, children s homes, etc.

Few men of the church are able to spend consecutive days butchering hogs and processing meat as in days of old. The political correctness of our day and age would probably not even allow it. Rest assured however, the sausage patties are still hand seasoned, hand patted and the links stuffed with the old hand-powered stuffer.

Few events these days would have a Gravy Committee, but the Hooker Groundhog does and Gravy Chairman Rick Wayman is experienced and rightly proud of his homemade gravy. Ruthie Boyles heads up Biscuits, yet another of the many Committees. There is also an applesauce committee and you will find many other great homemade products to enjoy at this great event.

This year s event will be Sunday January 24, 2015 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hooker Methodist Church. Costs are $8 per adult and $3 per children under 12.

So what do you like best? Is it Loren s liver and onions, maybe Zella Martens mashed potatoes with sausage gravy? How about Barbara Seawright s sauerkraut and ribs, or maybe it s one (or two or more) of Ruthie s homemade biscuits? Everyone likes the sausage, both patty or link and there s always the famous applesauce?

For local Hooker deliveries, please call 580-652-2920 by 4:30 p.m.

With any questions, contact the church at the above number, email John Lambley, Chairman at [email protected]

 

Latest Stories

Broadcast Square audio archives November 20 to 22, 2017

You can listen to archived Broadcast Square audio from the week of November 20 to 22,...

Liberal Police Investigate Homicide

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, the Liberal Police Department received a missing person report regarding the...

City and County Offices Closed For Thanksgiving

As a reminder, all City of Liberal and Seward County offices will be closed on Thursday...