Fairforest team raises $700


Will hold yard sale April 8

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Bobby DeHart stirs a large pot of chicken stew he made for the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team’s chicken stew sale this past Saturday. The event, which was held at the church, saw a total of 112 quarts of chicken stew cooked, all but 16 of which were sold that day. The rest were sold Sunday bringing the total amount the team cleared from the sale to approximately $700. The chicken stew is part of the team’s fundraising efforts for this year’s Relay For Life campaign.


Charles Warner | The Union Times David DeHart places lid on a quart of chicken stew as Kim McNeace waits to wipe off any stew that spills down the side of the cup. The two were doing their part at the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team’s chicken stew sale this past Saturday. The event, which was held at the church, saw a total of 112 quarts of chicken stew cooked, with all but 16 being sold that day. The remaining quarts were sold Sunday bringing the total amount the team cleared from the sale to approximately $700. The chicken stew is part of the team’s fundraising efforts for this year’s Relay For Life campaign.


UNION — Lots of good chick stew for sale and sales of that good stew over the course of two days along with some donations enabled a church’s Relay For Life Team to clear $700 this past weekend.

The Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team held a chicken stew sale this past Saturday, cooking the stew in a large pot in the church kitchen that morning. When the stew was ready, the cook began ladling it out into quart cups that team members the proceeded to put lids on and wipe off and line up on a nearby counter to await sale to hungry chicken stew lovers.

The wait was not long as within less than three hours of the stew being ready for sale roughly 80 percent of it had been sold.

“We had 112 quarts and we had 16 quarts left to sell,” Team Captain Tammy Pridemore said at the conclusion of the sale Saturday afternoon.

Those quarts weren’t on the team’s hands for very long, however.

“We had 16 quarts left over and we sold them all Sunday,” Pridemore.

The sale of those 112 quarts, along with some donations, enabled the team to clear a tidy sum.

“We also had a couple of donations,” Pridemore said. “With the sale and the donations we managed to clear around $700.”

Pridemore thanked everyone who participated in the chicken stew, singling out the cook for special praise.

“Bobby DeHart, he’s the one who does all the cooking,” Pridemore said. “He does an awesome job.”

Yard Sale

The chicken stew is not the last of the fundraising efforts by the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life team for this year’s campaign. Pridemore said the team will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 8 from 7 a.m.-noon in the Fairforest Baptist Church Social Hall.

May 12

Like all the rest of the Relay For Life teams in Union County the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team will continue its fundraising efforts right up to the conclusion of this year’s Relay For Life campaign on May 12.

The May 12 ceremony will be held at the Union County Fairgrounds and, as in year’s past, will feature a Survivor’s Lap for cancer survivors which will be the start of the laps by the participating teams; the luminaria ceremony which honors those who have survived their battles with cancer and commemorate those who lost theirs; and, of course, the closing ceremony in which participants pledge to continue the battle against cancer.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Bobby DeHart stirs a large pot of chicken stew he made for the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team’s chicken stew sale this past Saturday. The event, which was held at the church, saw a total of 112 quarts of chicken stew cooked, all but 16 of which were sold that day. The rest were sold Sunday bringing the total amount the team cleared from the sale to approximately $700. The chicken stew is part of the team’s fundraising efforts for this year’s Relay For Life campaign.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_IMG_0198.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Bobby DeHart stirs a large pot of chicken stew he made for the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team’s chicken stew sale this past Saturday. The event, which was held at the church, saw a total of 112 quarts of chicken stew cooked, all but 16 of which were sold that day. The rest were sold Sunday bringing the total amount the team cleared from the sale to approximately $700. The chicken stew is part of the team’s fundraising efforts for this year’s Relay For Life campaign.

Charles Warner | The Union Times David DeHart places lid on a quart of chicken stew as Kim McNeace waits to wipe off any stew that spills down the side of the cup. The two were doing their part at the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team’s chicken stew sale this past Saturday. The event, which was held at the church, saw a total of 112 quarts of chicken stew cooked, with all but 16 being sold that day. The remaining quarts were sold Sunday bringing the total amount the team cleared from the sale to approximately $700. The chicken stew is part of the team’s fundraising efforts for this year’s Relay For Life campaign.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_IMG_0202.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times David DeHart places lid on a quart of chicken stew as Kim McNeace waits to wipe off any stew that spills down the side of the cup. The two were doing their part at the Fairforest Baptist Church Relay For Life Team’s chicken stew sale this past Saturday. The event, which was held at the church, saw a total of 112 quarts of chicken stew cooked, with all but 16 being sold that day. The remaining quarts were sold Sunday bringing the total amount the team cleared from the sale to approximately $700. The chicken stew is part of the team’s fundraising efforts for this year’s Relay For Life campaign.
Will hold yard sale April 8

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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