Granny's Kitchen returns to FUMC

SubmittedCitizens shop at the Granny's Kitchen event last year. 

Get some fixins’ at Granny’s Kitchen.

First United Methodist Church will host Granny’s Kitchen Bazaar Saturday at the Community Life Center.

Patsy Ann Reed is the chair of Granny's Kitchen and Bazaar along with Una Grace Nash and Susan Bayne.

“The bazaar began in the late 1960's with the work of Lucy Alice Stewart of the United Methodist Women,” Reed said. “UMW support missions locally, nationally, and internationally. Stewart wanted to raise money for the mission work and had the idea of a fundraiser selling all types of food items.”

The event will feature the Cookie Shoppe Bakery, pantry, take-home frozen casseroles, fresh pecans, silent auction and homemade art, craft items and more.

Through the years the event has evolved into not only food items for sale, but also handmade arts and crafts and other things.

“We will only have one silent auction item, a beautiful king size teal quilt made by one of our UMW members,” Reed added. “We will also be selling tickets for the opportunity to win another king size quilt with orange and green tones.”

The bakery will have homemade pies, cakes, brownies, cookies, many variety of breads and more. There will also be Durham pecans at the bakery. The Pantry will have many different canned goods items like jams, jellies, salsa, pickles and soup mixes. Arts and crafts items are varied from knitted and crocheted items, to hand made wooden trays, to artwork created from costume jewelry.

“We will also have frozen king ranch casseroles while they last, used books, puzzles and game and a cookie corner where you can select the cookies you want from a wide variety of homemade ones,” Reed said. “Lunch will be delicious homemade vegetable beef soup made from the recipe of former pastor, Tom Holcomb and his wife Florence. Taco soup, chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches will also be served. There will also be containers of the soups, chicken salad, and pimento cheese for sale.”

The bazaar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the FUMC (the corner of Sam Houston Avenue and 10th Street.)

“Our goal is to raise money to give to the missions previously,” Reed added. “Each year it amazes me how generous the Huntsville community is. The amount raised always exceeds my expectations.”