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Hooker United Methodist Church to hold 80th Annual Ground Hog Supper

Joe Denoyer - January 23, 2017 3:54 pm

The oldest Ground Hog Supper in the area is happening again.  The 80th Annual version of this event will be held at the Hooker United Methodist Church on Sunday January 29th.

Last year, Chairman John Lambley added entertainment to the evening of food, fun, and fellowship and that will continue this year.   Local vocalists John Lynch, Mr. Faulkner, Kyle Lambley and Jade Cathcart will be performing upstairs in the sanctuary as you wait your turn foe dinner.  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 local mission projects, such as boy’s ranch, summer camp scholarships, VBS, 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 an “applesauce committee” and in addition to those fine items, you will find many other great homemade products to enjoy at this great event.

This year’s event will be Sunday January 29, 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 their famous homemade applesauce?

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

 

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