Helping Hands, St. Philip’s Pantry to benefit from Sunday’s Mardi Gras

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church are making final plans for their annual fundraiser to be held Sunday, Jan. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, but this year, there is one major change’location. Traditionally held at the South Ward Cafeteria, this year, the celebration will be held at the Brady Middle School Cafeteria located on Hwy. 190 West. Adult tickets are $7 each and children’s tickets are $4 and can be purchased at the door. Everyone will enjoy the traditional gumbo meal with a variety of dessert selections, the drawing for the Frank Roddie painting and a craft table with fun activities for children. The French market will feature not only an assortment of treats but also quiches, soups and stews that can be easily reheated for a quick and easy home-cooked meal. A silent auction will offer members’ “justly-famous foodstuffs” and other goods. Proceeds from the Mardi Gras celbration will be donated to McCulloch County Helping Hands and St. Philip’s Pantry. “While Helping Hands is a familiar McCulloch County institution, St. Philip’s Pantry is less well- known but serves an equally important need in our community,” said Susan Summers. “Each weekend, the senior citizens who eat on weekdays at the Sunset Center and other eligible older people are given one pound of meat for their weekend meals. Because people need to eat seven days a week, it was felt that this would substantially benefit our senior citizens. “The people of St. Paul’s welcome everyone to share in this celebration and support of these worthy causes.”

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