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.”
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.
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 can be reached at 864-762-4090.