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Slow-roasted chicken tops menu at annual spring food festival

By Staff
FOOD FESTIVAL June Estes, left, talks with Robbie Hales, Nancy Crews and Evelyn Samuelson about the dozens of food items that will be sold at the Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church Spring Food Festival on Saturday. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
April 21, 2004
Slow-roasted chicken and homecooked frozen dishes will be served up Saturday at the Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church Spring Food Festival.
The festival is from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the church, 3937 Poplar Springs Drive.
All funds from the day's sales will benefit local charities. This year's profits are designated for Community of Hope Tutoring, Wesley House and the Amos Network. Each group will have a table set up on the day of the festival with information about their organization so people can learn more about the groups' programs, its needs and ways the community can help.
Slow-roasted chicken is the speciality dish this year. It will be served with cole claw, baked beans and bread for $6 a plate.
The preparation, cleaning of the chickens and producing coals for the pits begin early Friday. The slow-roasting of the chicken will begin about 10 p.m. and continue into the night so the chickens will be tasty and moist for the Saturday festival.
Also on sale will be frozen goods already prepared by church members, including chicken noodle casserole, broccoli rice casserole, pineapple side dish, chocolate pie and pineapple pie.

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