“This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Hopefully you have enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving feast on yesterday with family and friends, and the blessings have continued on this day, and will continue every day of your lives. For those of you that must return to your destinations I pray that your travel will be safe and speedy with no hindrances in your way. For those of you that are in bereavement at this time, I pray that God will continue to comfort you and let you know His peace for it is the kind of peace that passes all understanding; for those of you that are ill, I pray healing blessings upon you from the crowns of your heads to the soles of your feet, and from the soles of your feet to the crowns of your heads; for those of you that are lonely, I pray that you will come to know Jesus as your very best friend. He is the one that will never leave you or forsake you. He loves you so much that He gave His life for you so that you can sing because you’re happy, and sing because you’re free in knowing that you don’t have to have man’s approval as long as God approves of you. What a great and chilly day that the Lord hath made. Let’s rejoice and be glad in it.
I was looking through my 14th annual cookbook published by the Georgetown Times in October 2001, and came across a wonderful recipe called, “Good-bye turkey” and submitted by Tyrecia Johnson of Hemingway. I hope she doesn’t mind if I share this with you in case you don’t know what to do with that leftover turkey:
1 ½ cups cooked rice
1 ½ cups of turkey or chicken broth
1 ½ cups of grated cheddar cheese
2 pkgs. Broccoli – cooked
2 tbsp. toasted almonds
2 cups of cooked turkey cut in bite size pieces
1 cup cream of chicken soup
1 ½ cups of mayonnaise
Mix together cream of chicken soup and mayonnaise.
Layer ingredients in 2 quart baking dish in above order
Top with soup and mayonnaise mixture
Cover and bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.
You will find it quite delicious.
Leftover turkey breast also makes great sandwiches as well as great turkey salad when you prepare the cubed breast, celery, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and whatever spices you want to add, along with mayonnaise, salt and pepper added to your perfection. Bon appetite.
Dickerson AME Church
The Dickerson AME Church family invites you to their 2nd annual Christmas Cantata with the theme, “Take Me to the King” on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. You are asked to wear formal attire. The church is located at 614 Henry St. across from International Paper. Rev. Patrick Staggers, Sr. is the pastor.
Mt. Zion AME Church
Celebration of the Birth of Christ entitled, “Salvation Has Come” and presented by the Georgetown District and presiding elder Rosalyn Grant-Coleman, will be held at the Mt. Zion AME Church in the Bloomingvale community of Andrews on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. You are invited to come and share this most glorious occasion. Rev. Herman Ford, Jr. is the pastor. Take a right turn onto Highway 41 at the second red light in Andrews. Proceed across two bridges, and at the end of the second bridge and a gas station on the left; take a left turn onto Highway 527 (Thurgood Marshall Highway) and travel about 2 1/2 miles. The church is located on the right. See you there.
Thanks to Mrs. Pearlet Hunter and the P.H. Productions, Inc. company, for the invitation to preside over their 16th annual fashion extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. It was held at the Santee Cooper Union Hall on the Penny Royal Road.
I wrote about the affair last year telling everyone how wonderful it was, and how it was helping our young people to have a positive attitude concerning their futures. I did say that it was not well attended and asked those of you who read the article to please attend this year, or at least sponsor a child.
I was disappointed that the article did not capture the attention of many of you. But that did not stop those young people from putting on a wonderful program. They stepped big and tall, even though many of them were tiny and small. Please consider attending on next year if you care about our children. Others on program were James Shackleford, Kimberly Buttone, Tyana Thomas and Indonesia Sherald, Ashton Cook and Akasha Haynes were the little Bible carriers. Models were impressive as they modeled different outfits to tunes by Jessica Reedy, Kirk Franklin, Vicki Wayans, Mary, Mary, Tasha Cobb, Joe Crocker and Sevyn Streeter. A moment of silence was given for former members that have passed away. They were Airman 1st Class Carl L. Anderson, Jr., Sandy L. Graham, and Danielle Jacinda Holmes better known as “D-money”. Thank Representative Carl L. Anderson, Sr. for attending and complimenting Mrs. Hunter for a job well done. Other board members attending were Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Young.
I must say I do admire Mrs. Hunter for all of her hard work with the children. It was a touching moment when one of the very little ones came up and hugged her around the legs and said, “thank you for all you do for us.” For a moment she was speechless as the tears flowed. She formed this theatrical company in 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, and after she moved back to Georgetown in 1994 she started it all over again for the youth in this area. She has appeared on talk shows such as Sally Jesse Raphael, Geraldo, and Joan Rivers. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the community. She has done so many good things that I can’t mention them all in this column. She deserves the help that she needs to keep these children motivated, off the streets, and living good and productive lives. You can support a child beginning with whatever amount you wish to give. Make checks payable to P.H. Productions, Inc., Email phproductioninc.@yahoo.com, or mail your contributions to 383 Gasque St., Georgetown, SC 29440. P.H. Production, Inc., is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501 &Copy; (3) organization to make a positive difference in the lives of our children.
Please remember to pray for the sick and shut in, the bereaved, those in nursing homes and hospitals, our men and women on the battlefield and their families back home, those who are hungry, or homeless, or both, little children that are ill, and for each other. May God grant you a wonderful and blessed weekend and upcoming week until we meet again.