Area businesses contribute to tasting luncheon


Attendees at Altrusa’s recent tasting luncheon discovered that in addition to the 75 foods offered in tablespoon-sized servings, the large dining room at the Commission on Aging also held tables displaying a variety of colorful prizes, ranging from smaller prizes all the way up to elaborate themed baskets that had been put together by the Altrusa club’s five standing committees and that accumulated silent-auction bids all during the luncheon. Luncheon co-chair Melynda Iles declared, “We owe a huge thank-you to the area businesses that donated items to our event.” These businesses were Alpaca Kingdom Acres, Back-En-Thyme Flower Shop, Dean Apartments, Great American Jewelry, Kroger, North Shore Primitives, Ranchers Roast Beef, Streetside 62 Bistro, Sunshine Laundry, Tanger Outlets, The Willow, Trends and Walmart. Fayette County Memorial Hospital again contributed to the printing of the souvenir cookbooks all attendees received—having sampled many of the dishes this past Saturday, cooks will be able to re-create their favorite foods at home. Pictured are three satisfactorily full attendees with their “small prizes”: (l-r) Mark LaRosa and sons Joseph and Dominic. Elaine Crutcher, the youngsters’ grandmother, has long been a member of Altrusa International of Washington C.H., Inc.


Contributing to the success of Altrusa’s seventh-annual “Loving Spoonsful” tasting luncheon were foods and recipes graciously offered by some individuals—known as “Friends of Altrusa”—from the community, supplementing the two recipes supplied by each of the 30-plus Altrusans. One “Friend” was overheard exclaiming as she left the hall, “I already know what I want to cook next year!” Members of a Delta Kappa Gamma book club named ”Book Chicks” include seven key female educators who among themselves have contributed a total of 28 dishes thus far to this now-annual service project. Dr. Norma Kirby has the record for the greatest number of recipes (10), while Debbie Roby has been a “Friend” the greatest number of times: six, having contributed one recipe every year except for the 2011 inaugural luncheon. Photographed at one table on Saturday were five of these DKG “Friends of Altrusa”: (clockwise from lower left) Alma Litten, Patty Ondrus, Jean Ann Davis, Debbie Roby and Sandy Sowash.


The Loren Cartwright Family has faithfully attended the “Loving Spoonsful” fundraisers that have taken place annually since October 2011, partly because daughter Rhodamae McMurray is a former Altrusan. (Daughter Allison Barga also has come to consider the events’ impressive silent auctions as her favorite means to accomplish high-quality Christmas shopping.) The family has the distinction of being the single largest contributor to the fundraiser, which donates every dollar of gross proceeds back into the community: One $500 scholarship is designated for either a Washington or a Miami Trace High School graduating senior, then the remainder is divided evenly between two local non-profits. Family members shown are (l-r) Allison Barga, Shawn McMurray, Loren Cartwright, Rhodamae McMurray and Mary Ellen Cartwright.


Attendees at Altrusa’s recent tasting luncheon discovered that in addition to the 75 foods offered in tablespoon-sized servings, the large dining room at the Commission on Aging also held tables displaying a variety of colorful prizes, ranging from smaller prizes all the way up to elaborate themed baskets that had been put together by the Altrusa club’s five standing committees and that accumulated silent-auction bids all during the luncheon. Luncheon co-chair Melynda Iles declared, “We owe a huge thank-you to the area businesses that donated items to our event.” These businesses were Alpaca Kingdom Acres, Back-En-Thyme Flower Shop, Dean Apartments, Great American Jewelry, Kroger, North Shore Primitives, Ranchers Roast Beef, Streetside 62 Bistro, Sunshine Laundry, Tanger Outlets, The Willow, Trends and Walmart. Fayette County Memorial Hospital again contributed to the printing of the souvenir cookbooks all attendees received—having sampled many of the dishes this past Saturday, cooks will be able to re-create their favorite foods at home. Pictured are three satisfactorily full attendees with their “small prizes”: (l-r) Mark LaRosa and sons Joseph and Dominic. Elaine Crutcher, the youngsters’ grandmother, has long been a member of Altrusa International of Washington C.H., Inc.

Contributing to the success of Altrusa’s seventh-annual “Loving Spoonsful” tasting luncheon were foods and recipes graciously offered by some individuals—known as “Friends of Altrusa”—from the community, supplementing the two recipes supplied by each of the 30-plus Altrusans. One “Friend” was overheard exclaiming as she left the hall, “I already know what I want to cook next year!” Members of a Delta Kappa Gamma book club named ”Book Chicks” include seven key female educators who among themselves have contributed a total of 28 dishes thus far to this now-annual service project. Dr. Norma Kirby has the record for the greatest number of recipes (10), while Debbie Roby has been a “Friend” the greatest number of times: six, having contributed one recipe every year except for the 2011 inaugural luncheon. Photographed at one table on Saturday were five of these DKG “Friends of Altrusa”: (clockwise from lower left) Alma Litten, Patty Ondrus, Jean Ann Davis, Debbie Roby and Sandy Sowash.

The Loren Cartwright Family has faithfully attended the “Loving Spoonsful” fundraisers that have taken place annually since October 2011, partly because daughter Rhodamae McMurray is a former Altrusan. (Daughter Allison Barga also has come to consider the events’ impressive silent auctions as her favorite means to accomplish high-quality Christmas shopping.) The family has the distinction of being the single largest contributor to the fundraiser, which donates every dollar of gross proceeds back into the community: One $500 scholarship is designated for either a Washington or a Miami Trace High School graduating senior, then the remainder is divided evenly between two local non-profits. Family members shown are (l-r) Allison Barga, Shawn McMurray, Loren Cartwright, Rhodamae McMurray and Mary Ellen Cartwright.

Attendees at Altrusa’s recent tasting luncheon discovered that in addition to the 75 foods offered in tablespoon-sized servings, the large dining room at the Commission on Aging also held tables displaying a variety of colorful prizes, ranging from smaller prizes all the way up to elaborate themed baskets that had been put together by the Altrusa club’s five standing committees and that accumulated silent-auction bids all during the luncheon. Luncheon co-chair Melynda Iles declared, “We owe a huge thank-you to the area businesses that donated items to our event.” These businesses were Alpaca Kingdom Acres, Back-En-Thyme Flower Shop, Dean Apartments, Great American Jewelry, Kroger, North Shore Primitives, Ranchers Roast Beef, Streetside 62 Bistro, Sunshine Laundry, Tanger Outlets, The Willow, Trends and Walmart. Fayette County Memorial Hospital again contributed to the printing of the souvenir cookbooks all attendees received—having sampled many of the dishes this past Saturday, cooks will be able to re-create their favorite foods at home. Pictured are three satisfactorily full attendees with their “small prizes”: (l-r) Mark LaRosa and sons Joseph and Dominic. Elaine Crutcher, the youngsters’ grandmother, has long been a member of Altrusa International of Washington C.H., Inc.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/10/web1_20171021_133927.jpgAttendees at Altrusa’s recent tasting luncheon discovered that in addition to the 75 foods offered in tablespoon-sized servings, the large dining room at the Commission on Aging also held tables displaying a variety of colorful prizes, ranging from smaller prizes all the way up to elaborate themed baskets that had been put together by the Altrusa club’s five standing committees and that accumulated silent-auction bids all during the luncheon. Luncheon co-chair Melynda Iles declared, “We owe a huge thank-you to the area businesses that donated items to our event.” These businesses were Alpaca Kingdom Acres, Back-En-Thyme Flower Shop, Dean Apartments, Great American Jewelry, Kroger, North Shore Primitives, Ranchers Roast Beef, Streetside 62 Bistro, Sunshine Laundry, Tanger Outlets, The Willow, Trends and Walmart. Fayette County Memorial Hospital again contributed to the printing of the souvenir cookbooks all attendees received—having sampled many of the dishes this past Saturday, cooks will be able to re-create their favorite foods at home. Pictured are three satisfactorily full attendees with their “small prizes”: (l-r) Mark LaRosa and sons Joseph and Dominic. Elaine Crutcher, the youngsters’ grandmother, has long been a member of Altrusa International of Washington C.H., Inc.

Contributing to the success of Altrusa’s seventh-annual “Loving Spoonsful” tasting luncheon were foods and recipes graciously offered by some individuals—known as “Friends of Altrusa”—from the community, supplementing the two recipes supplied by each of the 30-plus Altrusans. One “Friend” was overheard exclaiming as she left the hall, “I already know what I want to cook next year!” Members of a Delta Kappa Gamma book club named ”Book Chicks” include seven key female educators who among themselves have contributed a total of 28 dishes thus far to this now-annual service project. Dr. Norma Kirby has the record for the greatest number of recipes (10), while Debbie Roby has been a “Friend” the greatest number of times: six, having contributed one recipe every year except for the 2011 inaugural luncheon. Photographed at one table on Saturday were five of these DKG “Friends of Altrusa”: (clockwise from lower left) Alma Litten, Patty Ondrus, Jean Ann Davis, Debbie Roby and Sandy Sowash.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/10/web1_20171021_115501.jpgContributing to the success of Altrusa’s seventh-annual “Loving Spoonsful” tasting luncheon were foods and recipes graciously offered by some individuals—known as “Friends of Altrusa”—from the community, supplementing the two recipes supplied by each of the 30-plus Altrusans. One “Friend” was overheard exclaiming as she left the hall, “I already know what I want to cook next year!” Members of a Delta Kappa Gamma book club named ”Book Chicks” include seven key female educators who among themselves have contributed a total of 28 dishes thus far to this now-annual service project. Dr. Norma Kirby has the record for the greatest number of recipes (10), while Debbie Roby has been a “Friend” the greatest number of times: six, having contributed one recipe every year except for the 2011 inaugural luncheon. Photographed at one table on Saturday were five of these DKG “Friends of Altrusa”: (clockwise from lower left) Alma Litten, Patty Ondrus, Jean Ann Davis, Debbie Roby and Sandy Sowash.

The Loren Cartwright Family has faithfully attended the “Loving Spoonsful” fundraisers that have taken place annually since October 2011, partly because daughter Rhodamae McMurray is a former Altrusan. (Daughter Allison Barga also has come to consider the events’ impressive silent auctions as her favorite means to accomplish high-quality Christmas shopping.) The family has the distinction of being the single largest contributor to the fundraiser, which donates every dollar of gross proceeds back into the community: One $500 scholarship is designated for either a Washington or a Miami Trace High School graduating senior, then the remainder is divided evenly between two local non-profits. Family members shown are (l-r) Allison Barga, Shawn McMurray, Loren Cartwright, Rhodamae McMurray and Mary Ellen Cartwright.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/10/web1_20171021_134142.jpgThe Loren Cartwright Family has faithfully attended the “Loving Spoonsful” fundraisers that have taken place annually since October 2011, partly because daughter Rhodamae McMurray is a former Altrusan. (Daughter Allison Barga also has come to consider the events’ impressive silent auctions as her favorite means to accomplish high-quality Christmas shopping.) The family has the distinction of being the single largest contributor to the fundraiser, which donates every dollar of gross proceeds back into the community: One $500 scholarship is designated for either a Washington or a Miami Trace High School graduating senior, then the remainder is divided evenly between two local non-profits. Family members shown are (l-r) Allison Barga, Shawn McMurray, Loren Cartwright, Rhodamae McMurray and Mary Ellen Cartwright.