After a year's hiatus, Little Britain Presbyterian Church's Relay for Life team has revived its top fundraiser.
"We didn't do it last year," organizer Karen Keffer said of the ham dinner. "We took a year off."
The team started serving a ham dinner in 2011.
"That first year, we grossed $900," Keefer said. In the years that followed, team members and other volunteers managed to make an average net profit of $1,000 from the dinner.
"But it was down in 2017," Keefer said.
That was due to the dinner being held on a stormy night, she said.
Team members hold other fundraisers throughout the year. They collect Change for a Cure twice a year, sell Christmas and spring flowers, hold a sub sale, sell candles and Tupperware, and, this year, sold t-shirts.
So far, the team's nine members have raised $1,600. "We would love to raise $5,000 this year. We've done that much in the past," Keefer said.
The team was founded in 2006 as a 4-H project. That year, 4-H was promoting cancer awareness on the national level. The team is now one of a handful left in the Southern End. After the Solanco Relay for Life folded in 2017, it began participating in the county event.
This year's Relay for Life will be held at Conestoga Valley High School on June 7 and 8.
The menu will include ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, coffee and tea, and assorted cakes and other desserts.
The all-you-can-eat ham dinner will be served at Little Britain Presbyterian Church, 255 Little Britain Church Rd., from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children age six through 12; children age five and younger may eat free. Takeouts will be available. Advance tickets are preferred and may be reserved by calling 717-548-2266.