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Sausage Fest, overcoming the wurst of COVID.

Staff Writer
Runnels County Register
Gary Karschner is the pastor at Miles United Methodist Church.

Sunday was a beautiful day. That was a benefit to us at Miles United Methodist Church having our drive thru Sausage Festival. Because of this Covid dilemma we had to drastically change our plans this year. This activity is a major fund raiser for our church. We depend upon the money it generates to help with our yearly budget and support our various activities. We usually have an indoor event where the guests are seated and fed. This is also a big social event for the community. Well, this year was totally different. The food was the same but the way of getting your plates was unique. We had folks drive through and place their orders and we brought their plates to them. The guests did not have to get out of their vehicles. Many of the attendees said this was the first real outing they had experienced in months. I thank everyone who attended. I saw folks I had not seen in years and I met some new folks. The masks made it very difficult to recognize folks.

Many guests spoke about the Miles Circuit Rider and how much they are enjoying our new radio ministry. One gentleman brought me a Dr. Pepper. He knew of my fondness for this 10-2-4 beverage. I thanked him profusely and asked him to keep listening. Many folks bought raffle tickets from our youth. These young-uns sure can sell. We are very proud of our youth and their eagerness to be a part of our church activities. We experienced some growing pains this year.

We did not know how many to prepare for so it was a shot in the dark. We knew what we had served in past years, but this year was totally new. I hate to say this, because of your support, we unfortunately ran out of some food items so the last in line did not get a full plate. We even had to turn some folks away. Thank you all for your patience and support. The members of the church worked hard to make this a success. I cannot thank these folks enough for their hard work. It was a joint effort of many to make such an event the success it was. Thank you to all the attendees and the church team that made this possible. Channel change.

I saw a fast food restaurant offering a corn dog on the menu. This must be a major corn dog. It costs $5.00 for one. Come on, man, that sounds crazy. You can get a burger, fries and a drink at some fast food places for the same price. I have to pass on this corn dog.

Saw the Lady Dogs played some serious volleyball this past week. Great win. Speaking of MHS athletics, I read where the cross country team has had great success. Keep running and finishing strong.

Please keep praying for rain every day. We are getting very crisp and need the moisture. - Be Well, Pastor Gary K.

Gary Karschner is the pastor at Miles United Methodist Church. Any opinions and views stated in this article are those of pastor Gary Karschner and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and/or views of the Runnels County Register, USA Today or Gannett Media.