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Local churches feature variety of mealtime experiences and more

Several local churches are providing the opportunity for some authentic homemade goodness as they promote their annual fall dinners at their fellowship locations. If you are looking for meal experiences unmatched anywhere but in the kitchen of your own home, then these are the places to be.

Baked potatoes don’t get any better than the ones featured complete with all the toppings at Community Presbyterian Churches’ luncheon and bazaar. If you’re looking for German cuisine then the annual Oktoberfest celebration at Holy Cross Church is among the best with its wide array of offerings. More traditional food fare is the focus at Blessed Sacrament Churches and Flame of Faith United Methodist Church where complete pork loin and turkey dinners are being offered respectively.

All of the meals are open to the public with the admission charges outlined.

Community Presbyterian Church holds baked potato luncheon, bazaar

The annual fall Baked Potato Luncheon and Bazaar will be held at Community Presbyterian Church, West Fargo, on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The luncheon will feature large baked potatoes with many tasty topping including homemade chili, taco meat, shredded cheese, sour cream, and several more; as well as coleslaw, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 12, and free for those 3 and under.

The bazaar will offer typical items including home canned pickles, both cucumber and beet, jams and jellies, home baked items, costume jewelry, produce and crafts.

Tickets will also be sold on a handmade quilt with the drawing held shortly before Christmas.

Oktoberfest Oct. 26 at Holy Cross Holy Cross Catholic Church will be holding their annual Oktoberfest observance on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 9 p.m., at 1420 16th St. E., next to Gordman’s.

Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Family activities and games will take place from noon to 4 p.m. A Country Store will be featured from noon to 7 p.m. and a Theme Baskets Auction will run from noon to 9 p.m.

A Kid’s Tractor Pull will also be a highlight with registration at 12:30 p.m. and the Tractor Pull starting at 1 p.m.

An authentic German Meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by music and dancing.

Entire families are welcome for the daylong event with the exception of the music and dancing in the evening. Those attending must be 21 years of age and older.

Admission charge to Oktoberfest is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Blessed Sacrament to serve pork loin dinner Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is hosting their annual Fall Dinner Benefit on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at 210 5th Ave. W., West Fargo.

The buffet dinner will feature pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, coleslaw, and dessert. A free will offering will be taken for the meal.

The afternoon will also include a basket silent auction, jewelry shop, country store, games and bingo.

A raffle is also part of the action with drawings for a $1,000, $500 and $250 cash prizes, a big screen TV, and a quilt.

Flame of Faith features turkey, all the trimmings The Flame of Faith United Methodist Church, 1222 6th St. E., West Fargo, will host its 17th annual turkey dinner Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberries and dessert. Bazaar items, crafts and baked goods will also be on sale.

Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children 12 years old and under, and children under 5 eat free.