Stock Pot of Hope nurtures community and conversation


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  • Cailey Fullone and America Scott took care of things at the dessert bar. Their friend Alyssa Loncolon enjoyed their company.(Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




  • Chefs Jerry Weinstock and Liz Steen handled a kitchen filled with action and abundance (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




  • Lorraine Gregory, Pastor Luanna Cook Scott, Lorraine’s 93-year-old aunt, Mary Hoffman, Ruth Eberz, and Pat Branch (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




  • Joan Wortman, Joyce and Bob VanNest, Helmut Glindmtier, Jimmy Darcy, Maria Glindmtier, Gale Darcy and Marilyn Schultz (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




  • Nancy Clarke, Jessica Dahlgeren, Liz Steen, Jime Clark and Tyler Newton (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




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  • Rylee Rouse and Khloe Popstein (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




  • Tina Radcliffe with her son Evan Popstein (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




  • Carolyn Susanowicz has washed dishes after dinners for four years. China plates are used for the main entrees. (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)




By Frances Ruth Harris

— Four years ago, Pike County Hands of Hope gave a grant for a warm hot meal once a month in a community atmosphere. They named the monthly dinner "The Stock Pot of Hope."

Many come for conversation and fellowship in a spirit of good will. Entrees are served on china plates. The meals are always held at 5 p.m. in the Methodist Church's lower level fellowship area on the last Friday of each month.

A large crowd filled all the seats with standing room only on Sept. 28, as guests ate in shifts. Pastor Luana Cook Scott said it was the biggest crowd ever.

A delicious tossed salad with buttered rolls complimented slices of Liz Steen's famous meatloaf complete with mashed potatoes and spiced green beans and several beverages. The dessert bar featured heavenly choices.

Anyone needing a meal is welcome.

For more information call 570-296-HOPE (4673) or visit http://pikecountyhoh.org.











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