Irvington UMC plans meatloaf dinner

Irvington United Methodist Church is planning its annual take-out meatloaf dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 17, by the ramp.

The fee is $12 and the menu is meatloaf with topping, baked potato, string beans, roll, dessert, sour cream and butter.

The goal is to raise money to replace an aging heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the sanctuary and educational building, said Audrey Lowery. “Our system is so old, we can no longer get anyone to work on it when it breaks down. We have had to rely on Jesse (pastor Jesse Blythe) to repair it,” said Lowery. “The projected cost for this project is extremely high as both systems must be replaced.”

The church will tithe on the money raised and will support the LINK in Kilmarnock, she said. The LINK, which requires evidence of need, helps to improve the quality of the lives of those that seek help by, first, building self-reliance and, second, by helping meet the hardships and challenges in their lives. The LINK reaches out to churches and other organizations to help them fund their efforts. Irvington UMC is pleased to be a part of helping the LINK help others. 

“Help support our fund raiser for our HVAC system and outreach by purchasing a ticket for the meatloaf dinner. We are only selling 100 tickets and there will be only 25 extra meals at the door, so purchase yours earlier to insure you have a take-out dinner,” said Lowery.

“Bonnie Pettey is the chef and people know what a great chef she is,” she added.

To purchase a tickets, call Rev. Blythe, 456-6733 or 580-9723; Lowery, 438-6122; Pettey, 438-5101; or the church office, 438-6800; or stop by the church on a Thursday to pick up a ticket.