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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Area residents are invited to kick off the holiday season on Friday, November 11 from 11am to 1pm at the Annual Shopper’s Luncheon hosted by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 North Main Street, Jamestown.
Historically known as the “unofficial” beginning of the Christmas shopping season in Jamestown, the Shoppers Luncheon has a 40-year history. Coordinated by the Bishop Over’s Guild with the help of the men and women of S. Luke’s, the shopping portion of the event will feature a bake sale, Rada Cutlery and brooms and a special selection of clothes, gifts and holiday decor from the St. Luke’s Thrift Shop Annex.
For an $8 ticket ($4 for a child’s portion) diners will get a delicious Chicken ala King dinner made from scratch, a beverage and a slice of homemade pie. Selections include the group’s famous concord grape pie, apple, blueberry or pumpkin.
“The Shoppers Luncheon has a way of unifying our congregation at the beginning of the holiday season.” said the Rev. Luke Fodor, Rector at St. Luke’s. “It is really an ‘all hands on deck’ activity, bringing everyone together as a team. Parishioners begin preparations very early in the fall, baking pies, and making plans, and it all comes together with this wonderful festive gathering, much like a large family dinner. We love to invite our neighbors in to share in this holiday tradition each year. The best part, by far, is the fact that the funds raised by the event will be donated back to the community by the Bishop Over’s Guild to agencies that work to fight hunger-related causes and to feed those at risk.”
Pre-sale tickets for the Shoppers Luncheon are available from any Bishop Over’s Guild member or at the church office. Patrons are encouraged to purchase pre-sale tickets to avoid waiting in line the day of the event. Tickets will also be available at the door. Take-out luncheons are available again this year and must be pre-ordered and paid for by Thursday, November 10th. To ensure a pick-up time, call the church office at 483-6405.