Destinations Magazine

Community Builders: Dinner is Done

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker
0 Flares 0 Flares ×

New to little Indiana? Subscribe for free to my RSS feed. Thanks for stopping by!

Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer, Indiana

Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer, Indiana

Before we knew it, the twinkling lights and festive air was gone. All too quickly, the darker days of an Indiana winter set it–but that doesn’t mean you have to hide at home!

There are all sorts of fun and neighborly events going on in an Indiana town near you.

Chicken Dinners and Apple Pie

One of my favorites are church chicken dinners. Okay, any dinner! Beef and noodles, chicken and noodles, turkey, chili, soup…you name it, it’s out there.

These may seem like a simple fundraiser, and while they are, they are also something a whole lot more important: they are community builders!

We all tend to hibernate a bit during the winter (or maybe that’s just me) but you don’t need to hide any more. There’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere in a small town near you.

It’s a chance to get to know people around you–and to take pride in your community! I’ve been to quite a few of these by now but I don’t exactly announce my presence. I do have to wonder if anyone finds it odd that I take pictures of the food.

Community Builders

Time for Dessert!

Time for Dessert!

These special dinners aren’t used by only Indiana churches. You’ll find school groups of high-achieving teens trying to raise funds for trips to places like Washington, D.C.

There’s boy scouts and girl scouts, and also adult groups raising money too.

But it’s local people, the people in your neighborhood (as the Sesame Street song goes) who need the help. The planning, the organization, the fliers or posters or advertising (or lack there-of) were all handled by folks just wanting to make a difference.

Why not pop in, get to know the people around you, and get a good meal out of it, too. You have nothing to lose.

Go There

Church Chicken Dinners

Church Chicken Dinners

It doesn’t matter if you are a member of the church or just someone strolling through the area. More than likely, you will be made to feel at home and like one of the group. That’s been our experience so far, at least!

Whether the money goes to a project close to home or for much-needed repairs or for something abroad, you know it’s going to do some good, somewhere. Really, it’s a win/win for everyone involved! And that’s something to feel good about.

If you felt this article was helpful, please “like” it and share it on your social networks. If you have a church chicken dinner or other fundraiser that could use a free shout-out, please leave it in the comments below and I will add it to the Indiana Town Festivals and Events Calendar

Find pictures in Indiana on my Flickr photostream or on the new little Indiana Tumblr blog.

Just don’t forget to tell ‘em that  little Indiana sent you!

Don’t miss a moment. Subscribe to little Indiana and receive instant updates to stay on top of everything “little.”

little Indiana: Where to Stay, Play, and Eat in Small Towns in Indiana. Discovering Indiana’s best small towns! Now get little Indiana on your Kindle.

Targeted. Relevant. Affordable! little Indiana advertising.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Creative Writing Craft Talk & Workshop

    Dear friends, family, and the twelve people that follow this blog:Hark! Mo Duffy Cobb is returning to the classroom this Fall, both at Holland College to teach ... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Moduffycobb
  • Right-Wing Christian Support for Kavanaugh & Dismissal of Male Violence Towards...

    Right-Wing Christian Support Kavanaugh Dismissal Male Violence Towards Women: Fight Keep Patria Potestas Foundation "Christian" Culture

    Merriam-Webster DictionaryDavid Badash, "'Not Relevant': Franklin Graham Says Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Just Something 'He Did as a Teenager'":In his CBN... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   William Lindsey
  • Foundation and Extension in Your Yoga Poses

    Foundation Extension Your Yoga Poses

    by Nina"Watch your base; be attentive to the portion nearest the floor." — BKS IyengarBecause Baxter will be discussing axial extension of the spine (aka... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Ninazolotow
  • Tyler Rich EP Review

    Tyler Rich has come a long way from Yuba City, CA to Nashville, TN and he's put in a lot of work to get to release his debut EP with Valory Music and Big... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • Creationist Textbook is Rubbish, Says Creationist Study

    Creationist Textbook Rubbish, Says Study

    I often complain about creationists, and about as equally often I hear back "why bother with them". Well, I bother because they're incredibly harmful to... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Reprieve
  • 1930s Fashion – Fall Fashion Trends in 1931

    1930s Fashion Fall Trends 1931

    A Slender Silhouette for 1930s Autumn Fashion Cosy and smart for Fall in 1931. A Black woolen suit, worn over a cream blouse. The typical foundation wear was th... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Glamourdaze
  • Cooking Keto with Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy

    Cooking Keto with Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy

    The first episode of season 2 with Cooking Keto with Kristie is finally here! In this episode, Kristie invites Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy to join her in the kitche... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor