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Olive Branch men

 To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and to enjoy an evening of good cooking with live entertainment, Olive Branch United Methodist Church at Harcum is the place to be. Corned beef and cabbage may not be Ireland’s national dish, but it is going to be the star, along with ham, at this church on Friday night.

The United Methodist Men of Olive Branch for many years have sponsored this annual dinner but “it’s with the help of everyone that makes it work,” confided chairman C.W. Miller. “The ladies prepare the desserts and three cook the corned beef briskets: Barbara Smith, Joyce Webb and Earlene Miller. Adelaide Slaymaker cooks and slices the hams that she and Charles Bristow have donated.”

When the buffet table is finally set with 75 pounds of cabbage, two cases of potatoes, 55 to 60 pounds of corned beef, a case of cut string beans, three hams, rolls and homemade cakes, those who have spent hours of service and dedication can give a sigh of del...

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