Harvey Memorial UMC plans July 25 ‘Take-Out Pasta dinner’

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POINT PLEASANT — Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church is cooking up a delicious feast to share with friends in an effort to support the church and its outreach ministries.

On Saturday, July 25, the parish will host a special Contactless Take-Out Pasta Dinner, serving up homemade sauce and meatballs, among other treats, for guests to take home or even enjoy outdoors. 

“We have been trying to think of different ways to reach out,” organizer Triche Sherman said.

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“We were worried because normally by this time we would have had a Memorial Day barbecue, we would have had the rummage sale and the high tea and gift auction, but because of the virus we couldn’t do any of those fundraisers.

“We were trying to think of something we could come up with and … one of the Sunday School teachers suggested a pasta dinner but where nobody would have a whole lot of contact with each other.”

Orders are currently being accepted for the first Contactless Take-Out Pasta Dinner, which will include a dish of penne topped with homemade sauce and meatballs. Sides of bread, salad and a bottle of water are also included in the $10 cost for the dinner.

Call the church office at 732-892-1660 to schedule a pick-up time during the event, which will run between 4 and 7 p.m.

“There is going to be very minimal contact and what they are going to do is whoever orders dinner will be assigned a time for pickup so we don’t have a bunch of people there at the same time,” Ms. Sherman said. 

“We wanted to make sure people could come and pick up their dinner without having to worry about being in contact with too many other people. We also made it easy where they can pay by credit card, by check or they can pay exact change.”

Organizer Mary Maggs spoke about the success of past dinner functions at the parish and her hopes for the July 25 event.

“Our homemade dinners have always been kind of a community favorite,” she said. “We usually get a lot of response from our local people … they truly do enjoy our food. 

“We’re looking forward to it so if anyone is interested they can call the church and place an order and then we can contact them and give them a time to pick up so we are excited to offer this.”

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