Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw began serving their 13th sausage and pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. 澳门开奖, Feb. 4 and, once again, locals and residents from other towns honored the congregation澳门开奖 decision to maintain the traditional first 澳门开奖 of February for the breakfast by readily turning out for thoughtful conversation and a delicious meal.

Serving was steady throughout the morning, and by the time the Altar and Rosary Society-sponsored event concluded at 1 p.m., a total of 220 people, including members of Catholic congregations in Hancock County and Warsaw churches, had been served. This total did not include children under four who were admitted free of charge.

The engaging fundraiser included a 50/50 raffle, tempting baked goods for sale, and more than 60 diverse, beautifully-arranged, themed baskets for auction. They were created by Debbie Bavery and parish members and garnered quite a bit of attention. Baskets featuring RePete items, car-cleaning supplies, chocolates, Hot Wheels, and other attractive items, including a Ty Squishy Valentine Basket, a Plush Unicorn and Unicorn Family Playset, a Minnie Mouse Basket, a Barbie Basket, and an elegant hand-glazed Nativity set, were displayed to maximum advantage throughout the fellowship hall. Easter baskets were also popular. The Runaway Bunny and Peter Rabbit hopped into the cars of attendees who bid on them in generous anticipation of children澳门开奖 squeals of delight when opening them Easter morning. Congratulations to Ollie Bowen for winning the 50/50!

Twenty-five to 30 people prepped food, served, bused tables and cleaned up the kitchen, not to mention getting everything ready to go beforehand. As in years past, it was particularly impressive that so many youth helped to serve the breakfast and that they have 鈥渃laimed鈥 specific responsibilities as their own. Over the years, they have observed and learned gracious hospitality and hard work during this popular Warsaw event.

Hogs have been butchered to provide the sausage links and patties and accommodate meat sales in years past, but the congregation felt that there weren鈥檛 enough volunteers to process the meat this year so they decided to purchase it and offer only the sausage and pancake breakfast. Judging from the excellent turnout, the resulting generous meal served by hospitable volunteers in the inviting fellowship hall was more than enough.