Hersey church provides free Easter meal

HERSEY — Members of Hersey United Methodist Church want to share the joy of Jesus’ resurrection with the community by offering a free meal for the public.

This is the second year the church has hosted the event, and organizer Lisa Beilfuss believes the dinner is an uplifting experience.

“It’s a means of providing people that might not have family here with a family atmosphere,” she said. “We wanted it to be just a service for them, a ministry to reach out to the community where they don’t have to pay.”

Dinner will be served from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, at the church, 200 W. 2nd St. Food choices including ham, cheesy potatoes, bread rolls from H&D Chuckwagon, vegetables, salad, desserts and beverages will be available for adults and children of all ages.

At last year’s event, Beilfuss saw fellowship form between strangers and a lasting joy that spilled from the Easter service into meal time.

“It’s a real open, friendly atmosphere,” Beilfuss said. “I really want to continue that – everyone having a good time and seeing people smile.”

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Posted by Karin Armbruster

Karin is the reporter for Osceola County’s Herald Review. She is the coordinator of the Health page, which runs in the weekend edition of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8382 or by e-mail at karmbruster@pioneergroup.com.

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