2005-07-14 / News

Fund-raiser in Philomath seeks to restore Presbyterian church

A big thank you to all who had a part in the big fund-raiser Saturday in Philomath at the home of Johnny and Sue Ellen Callaway Buckman to raise funds to repair and restore the historic Philomath Presbyterian Church there on Highway 22.

They were so well prepared you could surely tell a lot of work and cooperation and love went into getting the nice event together and hanging in there to the finish.

There was plenty of planned parking with young people and signs to welcome you and show you where to go for food and fellowship in a nice cool building with a cheerful atmosphere.

Many had baked delicious desserts and donated them to sell, along with barbecued pork and chicken plates, served with Cole slaw ground just right, baked beans or stew that had been blended or ground enough any baby or other person could eat and enjoy. Some you buy these days, you can pour the stew in a cup and drink it.

They had prepared for around 400 or more and sold completely out and received some extra donations of money which they surely do appreciate.

Among residents getting this together and helping that I know of besides Mr. and Mrs. Buckman and all their family that could, included the Max Armour family who lives next door; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Nash, Mrs. Mariann Echols Chow, Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Bryan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Echols.

The church was open. Mariann was there to welcome you and her son-in-law was playing the pump organ providing beautiful music.

Lawrence Nash’s mother, Daisy Huff Nash, who is at Quiet Oaks Nursing Home in Crawford now, is Philomath’s oldest citizen. She was 99 years old April 30. I hope to share more as progress on their project comes along. Thanks, again.

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