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On the menu: Catfish feast

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PREPARATION Martha Singletary, left, Elaine Pogue, Carolyn Jones and Elois Godeaux all members of Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church prepare a few of the food items that will be served and sold Saturday at the church's 16th Annual Fall Fest and Catfish Feast. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
Sept. 24, 2003
Members of Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church continue a 16-year tradition Saturday when they host a Fall Fest and Catfish Feast.
Pogue, Hilma Snell and Elois Godeaux are coordinating the festival.
The catfish fillet plates are $5 and will be on sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Church members will deliver orders of five or more plates.
Plates also include homemade french fried potatoes, hushpuppies and cole slaw.
Visitors can also buy a wide variety of frozen homemade meat and vegetable casseroles, soups, gumbos and stuffed potatoes.
The festival will be Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 4415 Royal Road in Meridian. The day's activities will include a bake sale featuring homemade preserves, pickles, pastry and candy, as well as delicious homemade cakes.
Once again, the festival will include handmade arts and crafts quilted baby quilts, pillows, cross-stitch items, dolls, wall hangings, wooden crafts and many more items. Holiday items will also be available.
For separate $1 donations, spectators have the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind quilt handmade by the ladies of the church or a Betty Long Caramel Cake. The drawings will be held at 2:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.
Each year, the congregation chooses a local charity to receive a portion of the festival's proceeds. This year, those charities are The Wesley House Medical Clinic and LOVE's Kitchen.
What: Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church's 16th Annual Fall Fest and Catfish Feast
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 4415 Royal Road in Meridian, just off 20th Street.
Tickets: Can be purchased in advance from any church member; they will also be available at the door. Orders of five or more plates to a single location can be delivered.
For information: Call 482-6220