Whitesburg KY

Yard sale featured Pennsylvania Dutch desserts

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 NIV

Welcome summer, and the glorious warm days that come with it. How good it is to spend an evening on the front porch swing watching the skies over Pine Mountain turn from various shades of pink and gold. Just as beautiful are the mountains as they turn from hues of blue and purple as they slowly melt into the night. What a good time to talk to the Lord.

We’ve been busier then usual at ECCO with the yard sale and I’d like to thank all the volunteers for their help, especially Sheldon and Marie. Marie has worked for weeks sorting and pricing items for the event. We sold 50 of Sheldon’s famous pit cooked chicken in a short time. Along with the usual baked goodies we have at each sale, Stephanie made some of her Pennsylvania Dutch desserts, cream-filled whoopie pies, strudel-topped apple, peach and raspberry pies and the best zucchini bread I ever ate. Overall it was great fun and we look forward to doing it again this fall.

Marie Coleman from the Arlie Boggs Family Resource Center wants to remind everyone about the summer feeding program available at Arlie Boggs Elementary School June 4 to 28 and July 9 to 12, Monday through Thursday. Breakfast will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals will be provided to all children under 19 without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals can be served at your site, camp, and Bible school or anywhere there are children that want to eat and have an adult that will attend a short training session. The adult must be able to transport and supervise the meals. For more information, call Cora Sturgill at (606) 633-4455.

I’m also glad to announce the reopening of the Ovenfork Mercantile owned by Barb Church. The store will reopen Memorial weekend with an assortment of antiques, homemade candy and crafts. Store hours are 10-5 Monday – Saturday, Sunday 1-5. Closed on Wednesday. This is a lovely little shop, true to the mountain tradition of selling authentic mountain crafts and antiques. Check it out, you’ll be glad you did.

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