Organizers will be making more mashed potatoes when they prepare for Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's 12th annual turkey supper.
"Last year we ran out of mashed potatoes," Shirley Miller said.
It's been a while since the church's Presbyterian Women ran out of food for the meal. That happened at the first one, back in 2008. That year, the women did not know how successful the meal would be and expected about 200 people to show up.
The traditional opening ceremony of the annual Scottish Festival will honor a veteran from the Bart community.
This year's observance will be in the upper cemetery at Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church.
That's where Private William A. Nichols is buried.
As they have in recent years, proceeds from the 2019 Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's annual yard sale will help fund the congregation's ongoing mission to a Peruvian community.
Volunteers from Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church will begin their 10th year collecting shoeboxes full of gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
"We have been a drop-off site for the Southern End and portions of Chester County since 2009," organizer Dan Henry said.
Congregations from other local churches, including Wesley Church, Wrightsdale Baptist Church, and Little Britain Presbyterian Church, brought their filled shoeboxes to Middle Octorara.
Members of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church are planning their annual Christmas bazaar.
The bazaar is held every autumn, said organizer Shirley Miller.
"We have a lot of crafters and we also welcome party plan exhibitors," Miller said last week.
The church uses funds raised from the bazaar to help local families who need assistance. The congregation uses the money to pay for items that are not covered by insurance or other programs.